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Many Young Men of Twenty

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Setting

    Set in the back room of a public house during the Summer, present day(1961).

  • Synopsis

    A musical play which deals with emigration and the lack of jobs at home that forced people to leave their native Ireland for England.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    1961

  • Producer

    Produced by Southern Theatre Group

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at the Father Matthew Hall, Cork.

Original Cast  
J.J. Houlihan Bob Carlile
Johnny Dónall Farmer
Kitty Curley Máirín O'Donovan
Danger Mulally James N. Healy
Tom Hannigan Dan Donovan
Maurice Brown Michael Twomey
Dinny Ber Power
Aloysius Charles Ginnane
Kevin Flor Dullea
Seelie Hannigan Abbey Scott
Dot Irene Comerford
Peg Finnerty Siobhan O'Brien
Maynan Kay Healy
Daheen Timinieen Din Tom Vesey
Mikey Ian Halligan
Mary Grealdine McDonald
Production Team  
Settings by Frank Sanquest
Produced by Dan Donovan

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Professional

  • Contact

    Mercier Press

  • Address

    Unit 3B, Oak House
    Bessboro Road, Blackrock
    Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 4614700

  • Email

    info@mercierpress.ie

  • Website

    www.mercierpress.ie

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email

    dli@eircom.net

  • Website

    www.dli.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript.