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Oul Delf and False Teeth


  • Playwright

    Marie Jones (1) 

  • Author Notes

    Written with the company, in association with Pam Brighton and Martin Lynch.
  • Synopsis

    The markets area of Belfast in the run up to the 1949 Stormont elections. Sam and Anna are a young couple with hopes for a bright future. Around them we meet a group of women - second-hand dealers operating on one of the many blitz sites in the city, a young labour enthusiast and a woman from a different social background who is more aware than the others of local government's effects on their expectations.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production additional unspecified parts were played by the company.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Bertha Riley Maureen Macauley
Bridie McAllister Marie Jones (1)
Sam McManus Aidan McCann
Anna McManus Carol Scanlan
Dorothy Wilson Eleanor Methven
Eileen Keenan Gerardine Hinds
Production Team  
Director Pam Brighton
Set Designer Dermot Seymour
Producer Ian McElhinney
Lighting Designer Stephen McManus
Costumes Elish Hogg
Sound Louis Edmondson
Company Administrator Janet Mackle
Production Manager Paul Myler
Stage Manager Stephen McManus
Assistant Stage Manager Grainne McCann
Artist Dermot Seymour
Photography Peter McGuinness
Photography Buzz Logan

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of Northern Ireland

  • Address

    The Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North
    Belfast BT1 5GB
    Northern Ireland

Rights Information

  • Not Available

Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, and from the company's archive which is held at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.