Set in Kate Murphy's Public House in a small town in Southern Ireland from 1947 - 1949.
Mrs. Murphy is a hardworking woman who has made enough money from farming to buy a small pub. She has sacrificed her elder son's ambition to join the priesthood by insisting he labour on the farm. He becomes a drunk. Having made some money, Mrs Murphy now desires respectability and so forces the younger son into the priesthood and away from the girl he loves.
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Date of First Production
17 September 1951
Subsequently played at the Westminister Theatre, London in October 1951.
Premiered at the Theatre Royal, Brighton.
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