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Lennox Robinson

1886 - 1958

Lennox Robinson was a dramatist, poet and theatre producer and director. His first play, The Cross Roads was performed in the Abbey in 1909 and he became Manager of the theatre towards the end of that year. He resigned in 1914 as a result of a disastrous tour of the United States but returned in 1919. He was appointed to the board of the theatre in 1923 and continued to serve in that capacity until his death. In 1951 he published Ireland's Abbey Theatre, the first full-length history of the company.


Play Title Playwright
Roly Poly Lennox Robinson Guy de Maupassant

Produced by

Play Title Playwright
A Disciple Teresa Deevy
A Leprecaun in the Tenement M.M. Brennan
A Royal Alliance Fergus O'Nolan
A Serious Thing Oliver St John Gogarty
Written under the pseudonym Gideon Ousley
Aftermath T.C. Murray
All's Over, Then? Lennox Robinson
Ann Kavanagh Dorothy Macardle
Apartments Fand O'Grady
Before Midnight Gerald Brosnan
Black Oliver John Guinan
Brady Theodore Maynard
Bridge Head Rutherford Mayne
Broken Faith S.R. Day G D Cummins
Cathleen Listens In Sean O'Casey
Church Street Lennox Robinson
Crabbed Youth and Age Lennox Robinson
Damer's Gold Lady Gregory
Dave Lady Gregory
David Mahony Victor O'Donovan Power
Drama at Inish Lennox Robinson
Duty Seumas O'Brien (2)
Ever the Twain Lennox Robinson
Fighting the Waves William Butler Yeats
In this dance play I have brought together 'The Only Jealousy of Emer' and another Irish story. At the opening Cuchulain is shown fighting the waves in a frenzy of grief for he has killed his son. Then we see him lying in a bed, a seemingly drowned man, attended by his wife Emer and another. He is not dead but entranced. The Goddess Fand who loves him comes seeking to entice him away; she is defeated by the love of Emer and Cuchulain awakes. The play closes with Fand's dance among the waves, the waves of her despair. W.B.Y.
Forget-Me-Not Lennox Robinson
Full Measure Kathleen O'Brennan
Grasshopper Padraic Colum Eduard Von Keyserling
Harvest Lennox Robinson
Produced under the name S L Robinson
Illumination T.C. Murray
Insurance Money George Shiels
Judgement Joseph Campbell (2)
Let the Credit Go Bryan Cooper
Look at the Heffernans! Brinsley MacNamara
Maurice Harte T.C. Murray
Men Crowd Me Round Francis Stuart
Michaelmas Eve T.C. Murray
Mixed Marriage St. John Greer Ervine
Mr. Murphy's Island Elizabeth Harte
My Lord Mrs Bart Kennedy
Oedipus at Colonus William Butler Yeats Sophocles
Oedipus the King William Butler Yeats Sophocles
Parnell of Avondale W.R. Fearon
Paul Twyning George Shiels
Peter Rutherford Mayne
Portrait Lennox Robinson
Queer Ones Con O'Leary
Sancho's Master Lady Gregory Miguel de Cervantes
Freely adapted from 'Don Quixote' (1605/1615)
Say "99" Tom Purefoy
Sovereign Love T.C. Murray
Temporal Powers Teresa Deevy
The Big House Lennox Robinson
The Big Sweep M.M. Brennan
The Bogie Man Lady Gregory
The Bribe Seumus O'Kelly
The Critics St. John Greer Ervine
The Cuckoo's Nest John Guinan
The Deaman in the House F Barrington
The Dean of St. Patrick's George Sidney Paternoster
The Dragon Lady Gregory
The Drifters Frank J. Hugh O'Donnell
The Enchanted Trousers Oliver St John Gogarty
Produced under the nom de plume 'Gideon Ousley'
The Glorious Uncertainty Brinsley MacNamara
The Golden Apple Lady Gregory
The Gombeen Man R.J. Ray
The Island of Saints and How to Get Out of It St. John Greer Ervine
The King of the Great Clock Tower William Butler Yeats
The Labour Leader Daniel Corkery
The Magic Glasses George Fitzmaurice
The Magnanimous Lover St. John Greer Ervine
The Master Brinsley MacNamara Brinsley MacNamara
Adapted by the author from his 1918 novel 'The Valley of the Squinting Windows'.
The Mine Land J. Connolly
The Moon in the Yellow River Denis Johnston
Credited as E.W. Tocher
The Pipe in the Fields T.C. Murray
The Player Queen William Butler Yeats
The Post Office William Butler Yeats Rabindranath Tagore
A translation of Tagore's play originally written and produced in Bengali as Dakghar
The Round Table Lennox Robinson
The Rune of Healing John Guinan
The Saint Desmond Fitzgerald
The Shadow of a Gunman Sean O'Casey
The Supplanter J. Bernard MacCarthy
The Woman Margaret O'Leary
The Words Upon The Window Pane William Butler Yeats
The Would-Be Gentleman Lady Gregory Molière
The Yellow Bittern Daniel Corkery
The Young Man from Rathmines M.M. Brennan
Things That Are Caesar's Paul Vincent Carroll
Thomas Muskerry Padraic Colum
'Twixt the Giltinans and the Carmodys George Fitzmaurice
Vigil A.P. Fanning
William John Mawhinney St. John Greer Ervine
Wrack Peadar O'Donnell

Company Manager

Play Title Playwright
Crabbed Youth and Age Lennox Robinson
The Long Road to Garranbraher J. Bernard MacCarthy
The Moral Law R.J. Ray
The Piper of Tavran Bernard Duffy Douglas Hyde (Dubhghlas de hÍde)
The play is founded on 'The Friars of Urlaur' (Douglas Hyde's "Legends of Saints and Sinners")

Production by

Play Title Playwright
Family Failing William Boyle
Patriots Lennox Robinson


Play Title Playwright
Grasshopper Padraic Colum Eduard Von Keyserling


Play Title Playwright
The Player Queen William Butler Yeats