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Who Fears to Speak

A tragi-farce in one act


  • Drámadóir

    Gerald Macnamara 

  • Achoimre

    Set in 1797 in a Belfast tavern where the Muddlers' Club, an association of men of revolutionary beliefs, meets regularly. Despite ostensibly being a secret society, its existence is well-known to many, and the Club finds itself graced to its dismay by a surprise visit from Lord Castlereagh. Attempting to conceal the club's political nature, the men prove unsuccessful, and they fear themselves trapped in the tavern. Soon, however, they discover that they have merely been the subject of several impersonations, not once but on several accounts, by Napper Tandy.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


  • Eolas Faoin bhFoireann


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Charles O'Hanlon Richard Hayward
Joe Neill J.R. Mageean
John Newell Jack Gavin
Bella Marion Crimmins
Samuel Todd Gerald Macnamara
Lord Castlereagh Kenneth Coffey
Major Sirr Kenneth Coffey
Napper Tandy Kenneth Coffey

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    The Plays of Gerald MacNamara, Special Edition, Journal of Irish Literature, 17

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag

    Proscenium Press

  • Seoladh

    Newark, Delaware

Eolas Faoi Chearta

Foinse Eolais

Information for this entry has come from the play script as featured in Kathleen Danaher's 'The Plays of Gerald MacNamara'; reviews of the premiere production; and from Margaret McHenry's 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland'.