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The Assassin


  • Drámadóir

    John Boyd 

  • Achoimre

    The story surrounds the struggle between the Establishment and the younger generation in modern(1969) society. The Assassin - a young student, self-taught in philosophy and politics, committed and sincere, from a Belfast Catholic Ghetto. The Victim - the Rev. Colonel Luther A. Lamb; a fully fledged bible salesman and head of his own Evangelical Party(with it's army of thugs), his party has won a considerable number of seats in a Parliamentary Election and the celebrations are in full swing when the shot rings out. The martyrdom of Lamb sparks off a new round of trouble for Belfast City.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

  • Dáta an Chéad Léirithe

    29 September 1969

  • Nótaí faoin Léiriú

    Presented as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
  • Leiriú

  • Ionad an Chéad Léirithe

    Gaiety Theatre

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Housewife Deirdre Donnelly
Preacher Vernon Hayden
Willie Taggle J.G. Devlin
Mrs. Doherty Gertrude Russell
Nurse Ann McIvor
Bernie Caroline Hunt
Clergyman Fred Johnson
Returning Officer Fred Johnson
Joseph Cecil Sheridan
Constable James Brennan
Vincent Doherty Tom Irwin
Eddie Warwick Edward Byrne
Alice Maureen Toal
Prostitute Maureen Toal
Warder Mark Mulholland
Inspector Liam O'Callaghan
College President Liam O'Callaghan
Stephen Doherty Kevin McHugh
Brian Ward Derek Lord
Waiter Val Griffin
Rev. Luther Lamb Godfrey Quigley
Priest Denis Latimer
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Bill Bryden
Robert Heade

Scripteanna Neamhfhoilsithe

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Gan Aimsiú

Foinse Eolais

Information for this entry was taken from the Stagecast Directory.