The Hostage Characters

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Colette

Colette is a younger prostitute who works in the brothel. Early in the play she complains about taking a communist as a customer.

Miss Gilchrist

'Prim and proper" Miss Gilchrist is not a regular inhabitant of the lodging house. An acquaintance of Mr. Mulleady's, she appears with him after the two of them have been making "disgusting ... noises" in their room together for three hours. Miss Gilchrist masquerades as an evangelical, tract-carrying Christian, but she is apparently not pure enough to resist an occasional fall from grace. In Act Two she and Mr. Mulleady sing songs in celebration of King and Country, but her alliance with him is torn asunder when he takes up with Rio Rita and Princess Grace.

IRA Officer

The IRA Officer is a schoolmaster in his working hours and a tough man in his free time. His uptight bureaucratic attitude to the provisioning and...

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