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  • Playwright

    Roger McShane 

  • Synopsis

    Steevens, young architect, artistic, an idealist - is newly appointed to the division. Toady - who has had to work his way up through the division without the benefit of a University Education - takes an immediate dislike to Steevens. Whereas Charlie - who is the least promoted, longest serving member of the division - sees something of his younger self and his soul is stirred. When Steevens is scapegoated for a project the division has mishandled, it is up to Charlie to help him out. But his idealist ways are too far in the past to be resurrected and he fails to act.

  • Play Type

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  • Date of First Production

    29 August 1962

  • Producer

    Produced by Lantern Theatre Club

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at the Lantern Theatre Club at 43 Upper Mount Street, DUblin.

Original Cast  
Stuart Landers John Riordan
Charlie Smith Paul Clarke
Pierce Steevens Barrie Daish
Richard Hagen Sidney Lazarus
Miss Walker Miriam McCann
Pat Paddy O'Broin
Terence (Toady) Walsh Bill Sanfey
Production Team  
Director Roger McShane
Designer Roger McShane
Stage Manager Máirín Kilmurray
PR Bill Sanfey
Business Manager Lucy Holmes


  • Contact

    Records of the Lantern Theatre

  • Address

    National Library of Ireland, Manuscripts Department
    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    353 1 603 02 00

  • Email

  • Website


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The information for this entry was taken from third party research material.