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A Majority of One

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Liddell 

  • Synopsis

    A comedy set 20 years from the present [1934], when Henry Thompson discovers to his dismay that his homestead has been found by surveyors to be partly on one side of the border, and partly on the other. This causes a crisis for Thompson, who is adamant that he does not want to go into the Free State. Eventually a census is taken and by a majority of one, and much to his own relief, Thompson finds himself and his homestead safely fixed in Northern Ireland.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Arthur George Conal
Maggie Thompson Marion Crimmins
First Surveyor P. Dalton
Mary Thompson Pat. Gunn
Grandpa Pat Miller
Susan Molly Moran
Assistant C. Neill
Willie John William Ritchie
Henry Thompson Ian Wylie

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from reviews of the premiere production, and from Sam Hanna Bell's 'The Theatre in Ulster'.