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The Retrievers

A Comedy in Three Acts, by George Shiels

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    A rural area on the northern side of the border, harvest time 1922.

  • Synopsis

    Veering between grim realism and moments of high farce, the play features land disputes, secret societies and a mad old woman determined to protect her land against the backdrop of rising sectarian tensions.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mrs. Snider Ria Mooney
Peter Duat Michael J. Dolan
Maurya Dollas May Craig
Reub Snider F J McCormick
Steve Maguire Arthur Shields
Joe Kiernan Peter Nolan
Pat Hacket Tony Quinn (1)
Sally Scullion Sara Allgood
Grace Duat Shelah Richards
Dan Mulgrew Gabriel J. Fallon
John Dollas P.J. Carolan
Mrs. Dollas Maureen Delany
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Michael J. Dolan
Stage Manager F J McCormick

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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

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