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The Lord Mayor

A Comedy in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Edward McNulty 

  • Setting

    County Dublin

  • Synopsis

    Egged on by his overly-ambitious wife, Jem O'Brien becomes a member of the City Council. He becomes so involved in the council that he neglects his own business, accumulating catastrophic debts in the process. Unable to pay these debts, O'Brien's solicitor hatches a cunning a plan: O'Brien will run for the office of Lord Mayor, so as to escape his debtors...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Kelly Michael Hayes (1)
Mrs. Murphy Sheila O'Sullivan
O'Brien Sean Connolly
Moira O'Brien Cathleen McCarthy
Mrs. O'Brien Maureen Delany
Gaffney Reginald Montgomery
Mrs. Moloney Maura O'Byrne
Production Team  
Produced by Andrew Patrick Wilson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Lord Mayor, A Dublin Comedy in 3 Acts

  • Year

    1917

  • Published By

    Maunsel

  • Address

    Dublin
    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