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Afternoon Theatre


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The Gigantic Boar by JOE O'DONNELL
Southern Ireland, 1798. Following the storming of Ennlscorthy, two Irishmen, fleeing the wrath of the English army, come across and capture an enormous wifd boar. Led by a Scots showman,
Donal Mac Ivor , they bring the boar to London where it is put on show in the Tower. Up to that moment all has gone surprisingly well for the Irishmen, but success can go to the head ...
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Joe O'Donnell
Unknown: Donal Mac Ivor
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Donal Mac Ivor: Henry Stamper
Grogan: Sean Barrett
Dooley: And Jim Norton
Sir Richard Ford: Timothy Bateson
Mrs Hayden: Jean Trend
Innkeeper: James Kerry
Captain: Steve Hodson
Man in tavern: Eric Allan
Soldier: Christian Comber
First Lady: Frances Jeater
Second Lady: Hilda Schroder
Girl: Carole Boyd
King George: James Bryce
Herbert ,: Peter Tuddenham

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