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or The Doctor's Delight
A Comedy in Three Acts.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Purefoy 

  • Setting

    Jack Holland's Flat.
    The Nightingale Nursing Home
    Morning-room in Mrs. Burton's house.

  • Synopsis

    A light satrire on the medical profession moving into the same ground furrowed by Shaw's 'A Doctor's Dilemma'. Jack Holland becomes such a hypochondriac that he winds up in a nursing home.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    06 July 1942

  • Production Notes

    The Pictures in Act 1 by Dolly Robinson and Norah McGuinness. Surgical Equipment by Fannin & Co., Grafton Street.

  • Producer

    Presented by Gaiety Theatre Ltd

  • Original Venue

    Gaiety Theatre

Original Cast  
Wilson Aiden Grennell
George Watson Harry Brogan
Arthur Burton Leo McCabe
Nurse O'Kelly Una Collins
Doctor Mullett Robert Hennessy (1)
Jack Holland Dennis Barry
Mabel Burton Hazel Malcolm
Frank Elderton Adam Ray
Sister Buckley Sheila Walsh
The Barber Tom Daly
Dr. McWhinney Emil Slotover
Deborah Burton Edith Lemass
Production Team  
Set Designer Robert Heade
Produced by Lennox Robinson

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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