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  • Playwright

    Maurice G. Meldon 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in Ireland's Glorious Past.

  • Synopsis

    A young girl is to be auctioned with the consent of Dublin Castle. During the auction she is rescued by men in trenchcoats and goes on the run. She meets a poet and agrees to marry him, but a young priest objects and exiles them both to a life on the run, where they become Emer and Cuchulainn, Diarmuid and Grainne before returning to their contemporary selves.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    04 April 1953

  • Producer

    Produced by Nora Lever Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at the '37' Theatre Club premises on O'Connell St., Dublin, a venue the company had just acquired in January of 1953.

Original Cast  
Harpist Anne Allen
Woman Muriel Bamford
Second Woman Councillor Peggy Breen
Kiddo Denise Browne
Man Pat Byrne(2)
Finn Pat Byrne(2)
Clergyman Pat Byrne(2)
Padraigeen Mullarkey Barry Cassin
First Woman Councillor Patricia Connor
Second Woman Isobel Couser
Fourth Woman Margaretta D'Arcy
CaithlĂ­n Colette Delaney
First Woman Ruth Durley
Sean Paschal Finnan
Chairman Maurice Good
Yank Maurice Good
Major General John Holliday
Ua Murracoo Kevin Hudson
Donal Ryan Eamon Keane
Man Arthur McCaffrey
Auctioneer Arthur McCaffrey
Harris Arthur McCaffrey
Bystander Gilbert McIntyre
Cabilte Art O'Phelan
Mr. Cummins Art O'Phelan
Third Woman Anne Robson
Liam Norman Rodway
Cathbad Norman Rodway
Shaughnessy Norman Rodway
Mairead Pamela Scott
Wilson Maurice Selwyn
Production Team  
Decor by Ruth Durley
Lighting Barry Cassin
Produced by Barry Cassin
Associate Producer Nora Lever
Stage Management Margaretta D'Arcy
Stage Management Arthur McCaffrey
Stage Management Gilbert McIntyre


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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.