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Who Will Remember?

A Melodrama in Three Acts, by Maura Molloy

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Maura Molloy 

  • Setting

    The scene is laid in and around Valerian Hall, the family seat of the Pommerys, in a remote corner of South-West Ireland.
    The action covers 56 years.
    Act 1 - 1881
    Act 2 - 1900, 1921
    Act 3 - 1937

  • Synopsis

    The tragic story of three generations of the Pommery family, once-great owners of Valerian Hall. Charles Pommery is a stern father to Cressida and makes poor decisions in over-regulating her love-life. She in turn becomes an embittered creature, determined to visit a similarly abusive upbringing on her orphaned nephew whom she locks away from the world until he is 21 and become a half-wit from lack of stimulus. Valerian Hall eventually burns down and with it the glorious history of the family that built it.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Hugh Pommery Hugh Hunt
Cressida Pommery Ria Mooney
Nell Scanlon Eileen Crowe
Dr. John Halpin Fred Johnson
Charles Pommery F J McCormick
Ned Armstrong Denis O'Dea
Neil Murray Arthur Shields
Mary Halpin Shelah Richards
Andro Vanzetti Malachi Keegan
Production Team  
Settings by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Costume Designer Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Hugh Hunt

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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