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Strange Guest

A play in three acts by Francis Stuart

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Francis Stuart 

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place in the morning-room of the Charters family in the Garden City of Shallon Park.

  • Synopsis

    A nun, whose order has been disbanded, is temporarlily staying in a household where racing is the main interest. She subtly brings change for the good before moving on with the means to establish a new base in Belgium.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mairead Deruiloba Ria Mooney
Illyria Charters Eileen Crowe
Betty Charters Eithne Dunne
Dr Leonard Bond Gerard Healy
Sir John Muller F J McCormick
Max Charters Austin Meldon
Mary Kitty Thuillier
Osmond Grink Joseph Linnane
Production Team  
Settings by Anne Yeats
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright
Carpenter J F Barlow

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

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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 and the Abbey Theatre archive.