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The Fire Burns Late

A Comedy in three acts by P J Fitzgibbon

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    PJ Fitzgibbon 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the living-room of Mrs Flatley's house in Abbeyroan, in a little over a week.

  • Synopsis

    Fitzgibbon's first play tells how fortune smiles in unexpected ways on a widow who finds herself with three adult children on her hands and little prospect of their success in life.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mrs Flatley Ria Mooney
James Keely Michael J. Dolan
Miss Brady May Craig
Aunt Agatha Eileen Crowe
Betty Flatley Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Mr. O 'Leary Fred Johnson
Donald O'Leary Gerard Healy
Mr. O'Gorman F J McCormick
Denis Flatley Denis O'Dea
Joan Flatley Joan Plunkett
Production Team  
Set Designer J F Barlow
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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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.