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Ever the Twain

A Comedy in Three Acts, by Lennox Robinson.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Setting

    A smoking-room on a small trans-Atlantic liner. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Beck at Crampton. A private dining-room in a New York restaurant.

  • Synopsis

    A group of Irish and English people meet on the boat over to America, two singers, an actor and a novelist. They give out about America and come to find some of their suspicions confirmed, but a lot of them are exploded by their experiences.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    13

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the cast member listed, the production included 'many ladies' played by additional actors.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Michael Love Micheál Mac Liammóir
Nicholas Brice Michael J. Dolan
Gordon P. Beck Eric Gorman
Birdie Cummins Eileen Crowe
Chesterfield Wragsdale F J McCormick
Mrs. Gordon P. Beck Christine Hayden
Edwin Salmon Arthur Shields
Vivienne Waters Meriel Moore
Udolphus P.J. Carolan
ED. Joseph Linnane
Molly O'Sullivan Frollie Mulhern
Carl Svenson Michael Scott (1)
George Jackson W.J. Roderick Rafter
George Brown R.V. Rafter
Alexander Johnson C.L. Rafter
Henri Leprevost A.J. Levanthal
Septimus Lee E. Russell Rafter
Production Team  
Set Designer D. Travers Smith
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Stage Manager Arthur Shields
Set Painter D. Travers Smith
Secretary J.H. Perrin

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Ever the Twain, a comedy in three acts by Lennox Robinson

  • Year

    1930

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

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.