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Eleanor's Enterprise

A Comedy in Three Acts by George Birmingham

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Birmingham 

  • Setting

    Kilbarron Castle, Connaught

  • Synopsis

    Eleanor Maxwell, a strong-willed young woman, comes to Kilbarron Castle to stay with her aunt. The younger woman's new-fangled notions of social reform fail to impress her more conservative aunt.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    11 December 1911

  • Producer

    Presented by Independent Theatre Company 1908-1912

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    It is not clear from the original production programme where this play was first produced, though it is clear it was in Dublin, possible the Gaiety.

Original Cast  
The Archdeacon of Barna Eric Gorman
Eleanor Maxwell Constance Markiewicz
Lady Kilbarron Violet Mervyn
Lord Kilbarron George Nesbitt
Dr. Reilly Patrick Quill
Paudeen Finnegan J. Connolly
Marion Ashley Eleanor Moore
Butler Mr. Fitzherbert
Housemaid Miss de Vere
Cook Edith Dodd
Sergeant, R.I.C. Mr. Stockley
Constable, R.I.C. G. Moore
Mrs. Finnegan Helena Molony
Production Team  
Stage Manager Casimir Dunin Markievicz
Assistant Stage Manager Patrick Quill
Business Manager Frank Craig

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Minnie's Bishop and other stories

  • Year

    1915

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A.P. Watt Ltd.

  • Address

    20 John Street
    London WC1N 2DR
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7405 6774

  • Email

    apw@apwatt.co.uk

  • Website

    www.apwatt.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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