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Thomas Muskerry

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Padraic Colum 

  • Setting

    A workhouse

  • Synopsis

    The play centres on Thomas Muskerry, Master of the Garrisowen Workhouse, and on how his family's greed eventually leads him to a bed in the workhouse of which he was once master.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mrs Crilly Sara Allgood
Albert Crilly Eric Gorman
Mickie Cripes Fred Harford
An Old Man J M Kerrigan
Crofton Crilly J M Kerrigan
Felix Tournour Sydney J Morgan
Myles Gorman Fred O'Donovan (1)
Anna Crilly Máire O'Neill (1)
James Scollard J A O'Rourke
Thomas Shanley Ambrose Power
Thomas Muskerry Arthur Sinclair
Christy Clarke Udolphus Wright
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Thomas Muskerry: a play in three acts

  • Year

    1910

  • Published By

    Maunsel

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Padraic Colum

  • Address

    c/o Cliona Colum Ní Shuilleabháin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    cosullvn@tcd.ie

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.