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A Deuce O' Jacks

A Comedy in One Act

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    F R Higgins 

  • Notes

    The full script of 'A Deuce O'Jacks' was published 'The Dublin Magzine' ( Vol. XI, No. 2, pp. 24-48, April-June, 1936)

  • Synopsis

    A one-act comedy with musical accompaniment, set in an attic above a knacker's yard.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    15

  • Cast Size Female

    5

  • Cast Notes

    The various characters listed here include hawkers, ballad singers and corner boys.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Knacker Byrne P.J. Carolan
Various Characters Michael Clarke (1)
Various Characters Ann Clery
Various Characters Cyril Cusack
Tin Whistle Player J. Davenport
Golden Magpie Maureen Delaney
Luke Gaffney Michael J. Dolan
Various Characters M. Finn
Harefoot Mike Fred Johnson
Pharoah's Daughter Muriel Kelly
Yockle Brough F J McCormick
Various Characters Kathleen Murphy
Michael Moran Denis O'Dea
Various Characters William O'Gorman
Various Characters Nora O'Mahony
A Priest William Patterson
Melodeon Player M. Schiff
Jezebel Chris Sheehan (1)
The Nobbler John Stephenson (1)
Various Characters J. Winter
Production Team  
Costumes Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Produced by Michael J. Dolan
Scenery Tanya Moiseiwitsch

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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