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Church Street

A Play in One Act, by Lennox Robinson


  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Setting

    The play begins and ends in Mrs. Riordan's drawing-room in the National Bank, Knock, but on occasion, passes to Miss Pettigrew's house, or Honor Bewley's bedroom or to a doctor's waiting-room near Paddington or to Jim Daly's lodging-house in Dublin or to a graveyard. The period of the play varies from one evening to a few months.

  • Synopsis

    A young playwright is looking for a subject for his play and his aunt suggests that he write about his own area in Church Street and the potential dramas that could unfold there. He does so, and the play is enacted by people he knows before his eyes, but by the end he has some difficulty in separating fact from fiction.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Doctor Smith Michael J. Dolan
Miss Pettigrew May Craig
Aunt Moll Eileen Crowe
Honor Bewley Ann Clery
Kate Riordan Maureen Delaney
Jim Daly F J McCormick
The Evoked Hugh Denis O'Dea
Mrs. De Lacy Christine Hayden
Joseph Riordan Barry Fitzgerald
Hugh Arthur Shields
Sallie Long Shelah Richards
A Clergyman P.J. Carolan
Nurse Smith Frollie Mulhern
Jack Joseph O'Neill
Mollie Jennifer Davidson
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Assistant Producer Arthur Shields



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Abbey Theatre Archive

  • Address

    Abbey and Peacock Theatres
    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 887 2200

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the published play script and from press cuttings of the time.