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The Fort Field

A play in three acts by George Shiels

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    A room at the back of Henry Caven's shop and Dan Caven's kitchen a few hours later. Then back at the shop three days later. Late autumn 1940.

  • Synopsis

    Superstition and modernity clash over the fate of a fairy rath.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Lizzie Phyllis Ryan
Mrs Caven Ria Mooney
Henry Caven Michael J. Dolan
Seamus Brian O'Higgins
Ellen Caven Eileen Crowe
Jacob Fred Johnson
Dan Caven F J McCormick
Maurya Joan Plunkett
Production Team  
Set Designer Michael Clarke (2)
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire
    SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email

    cs@colinsmythe.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.