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Give Him a House

A Comedy in Three Acts.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    The back parlour/kitchen of Hooey's house.

  • Synopsis

    The premise of this drama-comedy comes from the old Chinese proverb that the best way of dealing with an unruly son is to give him a house. The son in this case is more interested in labour agitation and Communism rather than in embracing his other adult responsibilities, so his mother stumbles upon an idea...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Pat Hooey Cyril Cusack
Josephine Brid Lynch
Dorothy Ria Mooney
Father Hope Eric Gorman
Sam Wilson Seamus Healy
Mrs. Hooey Sheila Ward
Kate Gertrude Quinn
Archy W. O'Gorman
Gerty Cathleen Fawsitt
Joseph Magrady J. Winter
Mr. Kandy P.H. Considine
Danny Joseph Linnane
Henry McManus Frank Biggar
Production Team  
Settings by Gearoid Ó hIceadha
Produced by Frank Dermody
Set Painter Anne Yeats
Secretary Eric Gorman

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Give Him A House: A Comedy in Three Acts/ by George Shiels

  • Year

    1947

  • Published By

    Golden Eagle

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

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

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email

    cs@colinsmythe.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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