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The Early Bird

An Ulster comedy in four acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    James Douglas (2) 

  • Notes

    Materials in the Linen Hall Library would appear to suggest that the original script for this play has been lost.

  • Synopsis

    A four-act comedy about an elderly Ulster farmer whose decision to marry a wealthy widow infuriates his family, leading his unmarried niece to try to prevent the match.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Susan Duff Elma Hayward
Daniel Duff Richard Hayward
Mrs Gordon Charlotte Tedlie
James Frew Charles E. Owens
Rose Madill Nancy Cullen
Charlie Simpson J.R. Mageean
Lizzie Myrtle Adams
Archibald McCready Terence Williams
Production Team  
Producer J.R. Mageean

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from the premiere production programme, and from press cuttings held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. The script does not seem to have survived.