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The Drone

A Comedy in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Rutherford Mayne 

  • Setting

    The kitchen of John Murray in County Down, during the present day [1908].

  • Notes

    The Drone was premiered as a two-act play. It was subsequently produced in an expanded three-act version in 1909. The printed version of the play which is available is the three-act version.

  • Synopsis

    Widower John Murray, a farmer, lives with daughter Mary and his brother Daniel, who has spent years ostensibly inventing a mechanical apparatus to make them rich. Now, however, John is proposing to re-marry with Sarah, a wealthy, sharp and thrifty local spinster. The idea proves quite unpopular with John's household, and as Mary and Daniel determinedly set about preventing the impending marriage, it ultimately falls to Daniel, the 'drone', to save the day.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Alick McCready Ross Canmer
Mary Murray Seveen Canmer
John Murray G.A. Charters
Kate Maire Crothers
Andrew McMinn John Field
Donal Mackenzie Robert Henry
Daniel Murray Arthur Malcolm
Sam Brown Rutherford Mayne
Sarah McMinn Bridget O'Gorman

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.,

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire
    SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email

    cs@colinsmythe.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION