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The Lost Leader

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Setting

    The smoking room of the hotel, Poulmore, and the standing stones on Knockpatrick. The period of the play is 1918 and the action takes place during the late afternoon of a day in October, 1917, and during the afternoon and evening of the following day.

  • Synopsis

    The possible resurrection or rediscovery of Charles Stewart Parnell in the persona of another man leads to an examination of the contemporary political and moral life of the nation.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    2

  • Cast Notes

    There are also 'Other men' of indeterminate number played by the cast.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mary Lenihan May Craig
Augustus Smith Eric Gorman
Kate Buckley Maureen Delaney
Tomas Houlihan Arthur Shields
Peter Cooney JP Peter Nolan
Michael O'Connor Brian Herbert
James Clancy Hubert Maguire
Lucius Lenihan Fred O'Donovan (1)
Major White JP Fred Harford
Dr James Powell-Harper W Earle Grey
Frank Ormsby Louis O'Connor
Long John Flavin Maurice Esmonde
Production Team  
Produced by Fred O'Donovan (1)

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The lost leader : a play in three acts / by Lennox Robinson

  • Year

    1918

  • Published By

    The Eigeas Press

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Abbey Theatre Archive

  • Address

    Abbey and Peacock Theatres
    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 887 2200

  • Email

    info@abbeytheatre.ie

  • Website

    www.abbeytheatre.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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