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A Lock of the General's Hair

A Satirical Irish Comedy in Two Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Jack Loudan 

  • Setting

    The home of the Munro family in County Armagh.

  • Notes

    This work originated as a radio drama.

  • Synopsis

    The Munroes from County Armagh are a staunch old Protestant family. Amongst their ancestors is one General Munroe, who was executed for leading a rebel army against the English in 1798. Prior to the execution a lock of his hair was cut off and preserved by the family as a memento. Now, a present-day Munroe is contesting an election in Kerrymore against a Nationalist candidate. At the same time, the relic is requested for an exhibition of famous Irish heirlooms in Dublin. When the story behind it comes to public attention, it makes front-page news, and the present-day Munroe candidate's chances are put in jeopardy.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Martha Barbara Adair
Aunt Alice Elizabeth Begley
Cousin Robert Michael Conway
Dolly Munro Margaret D'Arcy
Hughie Conn J.G. Devlin
Bridget Flynn Kathleen Feenan
Bill Morton Denis Hawthorne
Dominic Healy T.D. Patrick McAlinney
Patsy Carragher John McDade
Professor Michael Flynn Maurice O'Callaghan
Mary Flynn Gertrude Russell
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

    Group Plays 1:Seven Comedies/ edited and introduced by Hugh Odling-Smee

  • Year

    2009

  • Published By

    Lagan Press

  • Address

    7 Lower Crescent
    Belfast BT7 1NR
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • ISBN

    9781904652311

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from press cuttings, and from the original production programme held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.