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The Country Dressmaker

A Comedy In Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Fitzmaurice 

  • Setting

    The scene is laid in North Kerry

  • Synopsis

    Julia Shea, a country dressmaker, is lamenting the emigration of her suitor, Pats Connor, who left for America ten years previously. Unbeknownst to her, Pats has returned home wealthy and is in a neighbour's house being plied with drink until he is inveigled to marry a daughter of the house. Meanwhile her mother wishes her to marry the dull and tongue tied Edmund Normyle.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Babe Eileen O'Doherty
Matt Dillane Frank Fay
Min Máire O'Neill (1)
Maryanne Máire O'Neill (1)
Michael Clohesy Arthur Sinclair
Pats Connor J M Kerrigan
Edmund Normyle J A O'Rourke
Julia Shea Sara Allgood
Luke Quilter W.G. Fay
Norry Shea Brigid O'Dempsey
Jack T J Fox
Ellie Kathleen Mullamphy

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Plays of George Fitzmaurice, Volume Three ( Introduced by Howard K. Slaughter)

  • Year

    1967

  • Published By

    Dolmen Press

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The George Fitzmaurice Society

  • Address

    c/o Fiona Brennan (trustee)
    Scrahan
    Knocknagree, County Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    087 6494409

  • Email

    scrahanmf@eircom.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.