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A Comedy in a Prologue, Three Acts and an Epilogue, by Rutherford Mayne


  • Playwright

    Rutherford Mayne 

  • Setting

    The sitting-room of Peter Grahame's lodgings in Dublin.

  • Synopsis

    Peter Grahame is an engineering student on the eve of his final exam. He has gone out and got drunk with two friends and dreams that night that he has failed his degree and is ejected from his lodgings. He gets a job with one of his pals in the Hotel Excelsior in Portahoy as an entertainer. He must sing, dance, play music, tennis, golf and lead walks all in the hope of regaling guests, so they'll wish to return. All turns out well for Peter in the dream, he has fun and wins the girl from the clutches of a privileged rival, but as for his fortunes in life, that remains to be seen.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the cast above, there are an unspecified number of 'Guests'.


Original Cast  
Mr. John McCleery Eric Gorman
Joan Blake Eileen Crowe
Buttons Paul Farrell
Billy Stephens Fred Johnson
Rosie Gertrude Quinn
Sam Partridge F J McCormick
Charley Prendergast Denis O'Dea
Tom Barry Fitzgerald
Peter Grahame Arthur Shields
Mrs. Blake Meriel Moore
The Blue Room Girls Cepta Cullen
Mr. S. Nelson Scott P.J. Carolan
Mrs. Anne McCleery Maureen Delany
Young Man Joseph Linnane
Young Lady Frollie Mulhern
Colonel Blake Michael Scott (1)
The Blue Room Girls Doreen Cuthbert
The Blue Room Girls Sara Patrick
The Blue Room Girls Chris Sheehan (1)
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email


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