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My Brother Tom

A Country Comedy in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    St. John Greer Ervine 

  • Setting

    Donaghreagh, "between the wars".

  • Synopsis

    A comedy in which Joe Luke's return as a prodigal son to his native family in Donaghreagh after twenty years away causes much excitement. Having originally left a trail of debt and ill-feeling behind him, Joe now must face the consequences. In the process, his family's affection, natural good will and prejudices are thoroughly tested - not least those of his kindly brother Tom.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    9

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Guest Barbara Adair
Rev. Ernest Mervyn Maurice O'Callaghan
Willie John Cobain J.R. Mageean
Joe Luke Harold Goldblatt
Tom Luke R.H. MacCandless
Sadie Luke Elizabeth Begley
Bob Jefferson Jack O'Malley
Dr. George Thompson James Connolly (1)
Aggie Elizabeth McKeown
Guest Gertrude Lennon
Charlie Montgomery Laurence Beattie
Peter Connolly J.G. Devlin
Lila Kernachan Gertrude Russell
Councillor James Luke, J.P. Patrick McAlinney
Teeshie McBratney Mary O'Hanlon
Arthur Chambers James Murphy
Martha Mahaffey Marion Crimmins
Mamie Patricia Calderwood
Guest John Thompson
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
Lighting Brian O'Connor
General Manager Harold Goldblatt
Produced by Harold Goldblatt
Stage Manager Dan Fitzpatrick
Assistant Stage Manager Joan Keenan
Effects Joan Keenan
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne
House Manager Maurice O'Callaghan

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    My Brother Tom: a country comedy in three acts

  • Year

    1952

  • Published By

    Allen & Unwin

  • Address

    London
    England

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from the company programme for the premiere production, the published play script, and from the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.