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She Had to Do Something

A Comedy in Three Acts, by Sean O'Faolain.


  • Playwright

    Sean O'Faolain 

  • Setting

    The Scene is laid in the Drawing Room of the Arnold's House in an Irish Provisional City.

  • Synopsis

    Frenchwoman Maxine has married an Irishman, Patrick Arnold, and settled with him in a small Irish town. He had promised her a life of arts and music, but she finds no love of culture there whatsoever. She organises a Russian ballet troupe to come and perform here, but is appalled when the local Canon denounces the proposed performance from the pulpit.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Neddy Cyril Cusack
Father Basil Cecil Barror
Mary Ann Clery
Peter Petroff Fred Johnson
Canon Kane Liam Redmond
Patrick Arnold Frank Carney
Bowler Hat D Kelly
Julie Arnold Shelah Richards
Natasha Sara Payne
Maxine Arnold Evelyn Bowen
Dr. Beasley P.H. Considine
Moran Victor Boyd
Trench Coat Malachi Keegan
Production Team  
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Hugh Hunt


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Sean O'Faolain

  • Address

    Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd
    20 Powis Mews
    London W11 1JN

  • Phone

    +44 - 020 - 7221 3717


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from press cuttings of the time.