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A Saint of Little Consequence

An Irish Comedy in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John Crilley 

  • Setting

    Christie Crothers' farmhouse on the island of Deglin, eight miles off the coast of Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    A comedy in which published author Robert returns to his native island Deglin, where his father runs a moonshine business. Welcomed home as a success story, he gives an impromptu speech questioning the necessity of drink on the island. This has the result of turning the whole island teetotal, infuriating his father, but after several comic muddles and mix-ups, the islanders decide to return to their old ways.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mrs. Rosie Quirke Elizabeth Begley
Piggy Quirke Robert Bernal
'P.J.' Tagney J.G. Devlin
Hughie James Ellis
Adelaide Haughey Kathleen Feenan
Mrs. Tagney Catherine Gibson
Robert Denys Hawthorne
Mrs. Hyland Jean Lundy
Maura Eileen Madden
Christie Crothers Maurice O'Callaghan
Myles Crothers John F. Tyrone
Production Team  
Director J.R. Mageean
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
General Manager Harold Goldblatt
Stage Director Dan Fitzpatrick
Stage Manager Joan Keenan
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne
House Manager Maurice O'Callaghan

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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