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Gold In The Streets


  • Playwright

    Marie Jones (1) 

  • Author Notes

    Devised by the company.
  • Notes

    A shorter version of this play was commissioned by Camden Borough Council for performance in community centres in 1985. It was rewritten and expanded for full production in Belfast in 1986 as listed.

  • Synopsis

    Three women at different times in the 20th century - Agnes the weaver's wife in 1912, Mary the post WWII widow and Sharon, the policeman's wife in 1985 - are all forced by different circumstances to emigrate to England.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production one actor played multiple characters. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Mary Marie Jones (1)
Sharon Carol Scanlan
Agnes Eleanor Methven
Various Characters Rosena Brown
Production Team  
Director Ian McElhinney

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Four Plays by the Charabanc Theatre Company: Inventing Women's Work/ selected,edited & introduced by Claudia Harris

  • Year


  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

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

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the company's archive held at the Linenhall Library, Belfast, from contemporary press cuttings, and from a member of the Charabanc Theatre Company.