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When Love Came Over The Hills

A Tragic-Comedy in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    W.R. Fearon  Roy Nesbitt 

  • Synopsis

    Kathleen O'Connor has been patiently waiting for the return of her love for many years. One day a tramp stumbles into her cottage by accident and she invites him in, believing him to be her long-lost love. Her failing sight means she cannot make out his appearance, and the tramp makes the most of the situation. He eventually departs with a vague promise of his return, leaving Kathleen alone once again.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Kathleen O'Connor May Craig
A Tramp Barry Fitzgerald
Mollie O'Connor Irene Kelly
Mrs Dempsey Maureen Delany
Production Team  
Director Fred O'Donovan (1)
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

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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.