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Loaves and Fishes

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Charles K. Ayre 

  • Synopsis

    In a County Down fishing village, local fish dealer Charlie Curran and baker James Sloan are keen rivals for Nelly Doran, the schoolmaster's daughter. Nelly's father decides that the suitor who best applies mathematics to his business will win Nelly's hand, and the two vie to find spectacularly imaginative ways to do so. Mr Doran decides that Sloan's efforts win, but Nelly informs him that ninety-nine per cent of daughters choose their own husband, and she promptly chooses Curran for herself.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
'Holy Joe' Richard Hayward
Nelly Doran Marion Crimmins
Arter Fitzpatrick Gerald Macnamara
Tommy Chambers Norman Gray
Charles Curran Charles K. Ayre
Mrs. Small Rose McQuillan
James Sloan Walter Kennedy
Mrs. Bradley Muriel Woods
Mr. Doran Patrick Denley
'Auctioneer Bob' J. Black
Sergeant Leneghan M. McOwen

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Loaves and Fishes, a comedy in three acts

  • Year

    1926

  • Published By

    Kenny's Advertising Agency

  • Address

    Dublin
    South Africa

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from reviews of the premiere production, and from Margaret McHenry's 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland'.