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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Sean O'Casey 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    16 December 1943

  • Production Notes

    First produced by the People's Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First produced at the People's Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Irish professional premiere, April 1973, Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

Original Cast  
Cyril Poges Geoffrey Branson
First Workman Terence McElderry
Second Workman Jack Percy
Third Workman Dennis Eves
Souhaun Shelagh O'Hanlon
Barney Robert Morrison
Avril Elizabeth Kelly
Basil Stoke Leonard Scott
Cloyne E Burn
O'Killigain William Scott
Production Team  
Director Peter Trower
Designer Geoffrey Branson
Designer William Southern

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Sean O'Casey: Macnaughton Lord Representation

  • Address

    44 South Molton Street
    London W1K 5RT
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7499 1411

  • Email

    info@mlrep.com

  • Website

    www.mlrep.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published script, with additional information from Sean O'Casey: A Research and Production sourcebook, Schrank (Greenwood, 1996) and "Sean O’Casey – A Bibliography" by Ronald Ayling & Michael D. Durkan (MacMillan, 1978).