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The Eloquent Dempsy

A Comedy in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Boyle 

  • Setting

    Dempsey's Drawingroom above his shop.

  • Synopsis

    A comedy about a small-town publican with political ambitions as he attempts to maneouvre his way between the Home Rulers and the Unionists.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Brian O'Neill Udolphus Wright
Dr. Bunbury Frank Fay
Captain McNamara Arthur Sinclair
Mrs Catherine Dempsey Sara Allgood
Jeremiah Dempsy W.G. Fay
Mary Kate Brigid O'Dempsey
Mike Flanagan J.H. Dunne

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The eloquent Dempsy : a comedy in three acts / by William Boyle

  • Year

    -19

  • Published By

    M H Gill and Son Ltd

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

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.