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The Silver Tassie


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A tragi-comedy in four acts by Sean O'Casey
Music composed, arranged and conducted by John Hotchkis
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes

Characters in order of speaking: [see below]


Author: Sean O'Casey
Music composed, arranged and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Adapted by/Production: Raymond Raikes
Mrs Heegan: Mary O'Farrell
Susie Monican: Sheila Manahan
Sylvester Heegan: Harry Hutchinson
Simon Norton: Tony Quinn
Mrs Foran: Louise Hutton
Teddy, her husband: Tommy Duggan
Harry Heegan, D.C.M, Sylvester's son: Patrick Troughton
Barney Bagnal: Robert Mooney
Jessie Taite: Joan Plunkett
The Croucher: John Cazabon
The Corporal: Garard Green
The Visitor: Norman Shelley
First Soldier: Cyril Shaps
Second Soldier: Arthur Lawrence
Third Soldier: Patrick Troughton
Fourth Soldier: Tommy Duggan
The Staff Wallah: Richard Williams
Surgeon Forby Maxwell: Patrick Waddington
The Ward Sister: Virginia Winter

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