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The Deaman in the House

A Play in Two Scenes

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    F Barrington 

  • Setting

    Rural Ireland

  • Notes

    According to contemporary press cuttings, this play was written by an anonymous female playwright operating under the pseudonym 'F. Barrington'.

  • Synopsis

    The selfish and scheming Maureen Dwyer employs black magic to try to rob her angelic sister Norah both of her husband-to-be Dinny and of her rights to the family farm.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Michael Dwyer Michael J. Dolan
Norah Dwyer May Craig
Bridget Delaney Maureen Delaney
Dinny Dolan F J McCormick
Maureen Dwyer Christine Hayden
Pat Cooney Hugh Nagle
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson
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UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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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