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The Sparrow's Fall

A New Ulster Play.


  • Drámadóir

    Patricia O'Connor 

  • Suíomh

    The living room behind the Conovan's shop in the little town of Gleneden. The present.

  • Achoimre

    Obsessive, controlling teacher Rosina Sweeney exercises rigid authority over her primary school pupils in a small town Catholic school, believing that the sins of the father should be visited on their children. When Nellie Donovan, daughter of a Catholic convert, inadvertently breaks Miss Sweeney's rules over the length of a confirmation dress, the incident becomes the catalyst for a series of far larger events, spiralling until the whole community is involved in the dispute. Only when the local bishop is called can the situation be resolved.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Miss Rosina Sweeny Doreen Hepburn
Bernie Smith Hilary Hewitt
Nellie Donovan Denise McKenna
Josie Mulligan Kathleen Feenan
Jessie Donovan Irene Bingham
Dr. Kelly John Reid
Mrs. Smith Elizabeth Begley
The Bishop R.H. MacCandless
James Donovan James Ellis
Father McCartan Maurice O'Callaghan
Miss Mary Sweeny Catherine Gibson
Jo Heaney Colin Blakely
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir R.H. MacCandless
Bainisteoir Ellen Andrews
James Ellis
Bainisteoir Stáitse Joan Keenan
Dan Fitzpatrick
Rúnaí Ellen Andrews

Scripteanna Neamhfhoilsithe

  • Contact

    Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of Northern Ireland

  • Seoladh

    The Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North
    Belfast BT1 5GB
    Northern Ireland

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Foinse Eolais

Information for this entry was taken from the published script, from press cuttings, and from the original production programme held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.