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The Stocking

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Christie Gilbert 

  • Setting

    Scene: the kitchen of Jane Cummins's house in Ballymacarrett, Belfast. Time: the present.

  • Synopsis

    When a Belfast couple discover that their elderly neighbour has been hoarding her meagre wealth in an old stocking, they try to wrest the money from her by exerting ‘gentle’ persuasion. In the process, the woman dies of shock. Attempting to stage this as a suicide, the neighbours flee and leave the gas on in the house. When the woman’s drunken sister returns home, she strikes a match …

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Jane Cummins Brownie Leighton
Nancy Kate Helliwell
Liza Cicely Mathews
Chuck Lewis Christie Gilbert

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the company programme, held at Belfast's Linen Hall Library Theatre Archive, and from press cuttings sourced for this project.