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Cartney and Kevney

A Comedy in Three Acts, by George Shiels

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    The action throughout takes place in Cartney's house.

  • Synopsis

    Cartney and Kevney are two ne'er-do-well pals whose sole occupation for years has been managing to generate an income without ever actually having to do any work for it. They sponge off their friends, write begging letters and on one occasion, even apply to draw an army pension under false pretences. The prospect of having to take on employment however, their own greatest fear, is fast bearing down on them...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Dooney Michael J. Dolan
Miss Denny May Craig
Old Cartney Eric Gorman
Maud Cartney Eileen Crowe
Mrs. Kevney Maureen Delaney
Harry Kevney F J McCormick
Dick Cartney Barry Fitzgerald
Mr. Petrie Peter Nolan
Mr. Hartnett John Stephenson (1)
Dr. Palmer Gabriel J. Fallon
Felix Kevney P.J. Carolan
Production Team  
Produced by Arthur Shields
Stage Manager Arthur Shields
Secretary J.H. Perrin

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Two Irish plays : Mountain dew, a play in three acts & Cartney and Kevney, a comedy in three acts /

  • Year

    1930

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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