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A comedy in three acts by St John Ervine

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    St. John Greer Ervine 

  • Setting

    The morning-room of Sir Samuel Lepper's mansion, Slieve Bearnagh House, at Stormont, outside Belfast.

  • Synopsis

    Following the death of Sir Samuel Lepper a letter is read out to his assembled relatives in which the dead man dashes the expectations of those who had high hopes, and introduces an unacknowledged daughter for the first time.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Fanny Cairns Ria Mooney
Kate May Craig
Mrs Corken Eileen Crowe
Doreen Cairns Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Jenny Conn Eithne Dunne
Gourlay Fred Johnson
Arthur Cairns Gerard Healy
Edward Scantlebury F J McCormick
Adam Bothwell Denis O'Dea
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Michael Walsh (2)
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Management Udolphus Wright

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Selected Plays of St.John Ervine chosen & introduced by John Cronin

  • Year

    1988

  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

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

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

    sales@colinsmythe.co.uk

  • Website

    www.colinsmythe.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0-86140-101-8

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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.