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The Strong Hand

A Play in Two Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    R.J. Ray 

  • Setting

    Set in the village of Drangronan during the Land War.

  • Synopsis

    A psychological study of Michael John Dillon, enemy of the law and local desperado, whose long line of villainy eventually leads him to murder his landlord.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Thade Kearney Eric Gorman
Mrs Margaret Dillon Maureen Delaney
William McCarthy Arthur Shields
Father Brandon Peter Nolan
Eileen Irene Kelly
Michael John Dillon Fred O'Donovan (1)
Mrs Brady Dorothy Lynd
James Cassidy Donald O'Kelly
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by J Augustus Keogh
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Address

    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 887 2200

  • Email

    info@abbeytheatre.ie

  • Website

    www.abbeytheatre.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.