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Nic

A Comedy in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    William Boyle 

  • Setting

    County Armagh, 1916

  • Synopsis

    A certain Miss McNeill comes to teach the O'Carrolls about advanced farming methods and causes a certain amounte of consternation. Only the farmer's brother, Nic, takes Miss McNeill seriously. Inspired by her teachings, Nic rebels against his lowly position in the household and makes off with as a sum of money from his older brother, thus leaving his niece without a dowry and the rest of the family penniless.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Miss McNeill May Craig
Mrs O'Carroll Maureen Delaney
Peter O'Carroll Peter Nolan
Nicholas O'Carroll ('Nic') Ambrose Power
Bessy O'Carroll Irene Kelly
Mr Corcoran Fred O'Donovan (1)
John O'Carroll Charles Cruise O'Reilly
Production Team  
Produced by J Augustus Keogh
Manager Francis Keogh
Stage Manager Charles Cruise O'Reilly
Orchestra Director Dr. J.F. Larchet

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.