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The Dark Hour

A Comedy in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Robert Christie 

  • Setting

    A County Down fishing village

  • Synopsis

    William Finlay and his daughter-in-law Jane Anne Finlay await the return of Finlay's grandson Samuel James, feared lost at sea during a massive storm. As the storm rages, their worry mounts. Samuel eventually turns up, having landed some time earlier and got drunk, much to the disgust of his family.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Willie Davies Philip Guiry
Mary Davies Eithne Magee
Samuel James H E Hutchinson
Wandering Danny Sydney J Morgan
William Finley J M Kerrigan
Rachel McDowell Ann Coppinger
Jane Finlay Toni Desmond
Production Team  
Produced by Andrew Patrick Wilson

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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