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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    The lounge of a seaside hotel, the 1910s.

  • Synopsis

    Mr Lunn and Mrs Juno have fallen in love. So, as it happens, have their respective spouses - with each other. A short play about love and marriage, described by Shaw as "a clinical study of how polygamy occurs among quite ordinary people innocent of all unconventional views concerning it." (Preface.)

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    14 October 1912

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Duke of York Theatre,London.

Original Cast  
Gregory Lunn Claude King
Mrs Juno Miriam Lewes
Mrs Lunn Geraldine Olliffe
Sibthorpe Juno Adolphus Vane Tempest

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