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A Commentary in Six Scenes by Frank J. Hugh O'Donnell


  • Playwright

    Frank J. Hugh O'Donnell 

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place in London in the aftermath of the First World War.

  • Synopsis

    Finding himself with plenty of free time on his hands, blind war veteran ponders the spiritual health of the nation. He concludes that post-war society has turned its back on the tenets of Christianity and so sets out on a doomed crusade to bring Christ back into people's everyday lives.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Bill P.J. Carolan
Captain Millar P.J. Carolan
George Drysdale P.J. Carolan
Maude Plumer Joyce Chancellor
Maidservant May Craig
Dolly Drysdale May Craig
Alf Walter Dillon
John Desmond Walter Dillon
John Boles Michael J. Dolan
Mike Desmond Finn
Manservant Desmond Finn
Other Men Desmond Finn
Pat Barry Fitzgerald
Grahame Belton Barry Fitzgerald
Alf Pollehoff Barry Fitzgerald
Mr. Bachup Eric Gorman
General Dingby F J McCormick
Frederick Nixon F J McCormick
Arthur T. Moran
Other Men T. Moran
Policeman Peter Nolan
Cecil Graham Peter Nolan
Joe W. O'Hara
Other Men W. O'Hara
Newsboy John O'Neill
Tom Tony Quinn (1)
Alfred Sanderson Tony Quinn (1)
Joe Giddings Tony Quinn (1)
Pamela Fortescue Shelah Richards
Mr. Burhslip M.J. Scott
John Drysdale Arthur Shields
Oscar Murphy Arthur Shields
Production Team  
Produced by Michael J. Dolan
Company Manager Michael J. Dolan


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