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The Matchmaker

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    John B. Keane 

  • Author Notes

    Assembled by Ray McAnally and Barry Cassin from 'Letters Of A Matchmaker'(1975)

  • Setting

    Rural Ireland in the 1950s.

  • Synopsis

    The play follows the efforts of Kerryman Dicky Mick Dicky O'Connor as he corresponds with a variety of lonely rural males and females eager to find a mate.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    The play features a broad range of characters, to be played as a two-hander.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    16 July 1975

  • Production Notes

    First produced by Old Quay Productions.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Eblana Theatre

Original Cast  
Performer Ronnie Masterson
Performer Ray McAnally
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Set Designer Robert Heade
Edited by Barry Cassin
Edited by Ray McAnally

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Professional

  • Contact

    Mercier Press

  • Address

    Unit 3B, Oak House
    Bessboro Road, Blackrock
    Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 4614700

  • Email

    info@mercierpress.ie

  • Website

    www.mercierpress.ie

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email

    dli@eircom.net

  • Website

    www.dli.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from Phyllis Ryan's memoir 'The Company I Kept' (1996) and from press clippings.