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The Mating Season

A New Ulster Comedy

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Sam Cree 

  • Setting

    The lounge of Henry Gillespie's home.

  • Synopsis

    A comedy in which widower Henry Gillespie, seeking to marry Stella Morley, attempts first to clear the way by matchmaking his two sons, and likewise sorting out housekeeper Mrs. Jamieson and his Old Uncle Fred.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Stella Morley Doreen Hepburn
Fred Woods Maurice O'Callaghan
Mrs. Jamieson Sheila McGibbon
Violet McKinstry Leila Webster
Mervyn Gillespie William Walker
Robin Gillespie Charles Armstrong
Henry Gillespie Wolsey Gracey
Vanessa Morley Laura Hunter
Barbara Nixon Elizabeth Stephens
Helga Herdman Heather Gibson
Production Team  
Assistant Staging Marianne Crosslé
Decor by John C. Burke
Governing Director Hubert R. Wilmot
Production by Hubert R. Wilmot
Stage Director John C. Burke
Secretary Dorothy M. Wilmot
Business Manager Dorothy M. Wilmot
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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Richard Mills

  • Address

    258 Belvoir Drive,
    Belfast
    BT8 7DU
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    +44 (0)78 08583175

  • Email

    rmills@belvoirplayers.org

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from press cuttings, as well as from the original production programme held by the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.