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Saturday Playhouse


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The Colleen Bawn
Dion Boucicault 's most popular melodrama, recorded at Belfast's
Lyric Theatre to mark the centenary of his death.By marrying the peasant
Colleen Bawn , Hardress finds he must choose between the poorhouse and an offer of help from the malign Squire Corrigan.
Music (piano)
Stephanie Hughes
Violin Nikki McCormick Adapted by Denys Hawthorne Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Colleen Bawn
Unknown: Dion Boucicault
Unknown: Colleen Bawn
Unknown: Squire Corrigan.
Piano: Stephanie Hughes
Violin: Nikki McCormick
Adapted By: Denys Hawthorne
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Squire Corrigan: Tp McKenna
Anne Chute: Frances Tomelty
Hardress: Ian McElhinney
Danny: Gerard McSorley
Myles: Conleth Hill
The Colleen Bawn: Heather McLlwaine
Mrs Cregan: Margaret D'Arcy
Father Tom: Louis Rolston
Sheelagh: Sheila McGibbon
Seamus: Maurice O'Callaghan
Kyrie: Patrick Duncan

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