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Alarm Among the Clerks

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Mervyn Wall 

  • Synopsis

    A play about the deadly tedium of day-to-day life for employees in a bank. The clerks complain to each other about 'the system' meaning both capitalism and their own particular bank's ethos. They retire to the local pub for a drink and inebriation conjures up a dream version of banking life to be played out after the realism of the opening.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mr. Plus Cecil Barror
A Publican Victor Boyd
Mr. Finn Brian Carey
Mr. Selskar Frank Carney
Mr. Mullin Malachi Keegan
A Street Singer Dermot Kelly
Harkin M. Kinsella
Mr. Doody John McDarby
Mr. Ireton Austin Meldon
Mr. Fox Gearoid Ó hIceadha
Miss Noone Anne Potter
Miss Boyd Sheila Ward
Production Team  
Set Designer Gearoid Ó hIceadha
Costume Designer Anne Yeats
Produced by Cecil Ford
Set Painter Anne Yeats

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Alarm Among the Clerks: A play in three acts/ by Mervyn Wall

  • Year

    1940

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jonathan Williams Literary Agency

  • Address

    Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road
    Glenageary
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 280 3482

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published play text and from press cuttings of the time.