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Voice Out of Rama


  • Playwright

    Patricia O'Connor 

  • Setting

    The homes of members of the Orr family at Drumacton and Belfast in 1939, with one flashback to 1860.

  • Synopsis

    A portrayal of the lives and ideologies of various members of the Orr family, including Betty Orr, a teacher, whose desire to marry her farmer suitor is subordinated to the demands of her domineering mother and ineffectual brother.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Hugh Orr R.H. MacCandless
Ellen Orr Kathleen McLaurin
Mrs. Hugh Orr Jeannie Morrow
Betty Orr Elizabeth Knight
Mrs. Dan Orr Jean Woods
Dan Orr Jack O'Malley
Cyril Orr John Reid
John Orr John F. Tyrone
Bridie Donovan Elizabeth Begley
Old Rose Orr Nancy Vaughan
Production Team  
Decor by Henry Robinson
General Manager Joseph Tomelty
Produced by R.H. MacCandless
Stage Manager Dan Fitzpatrick
Chief Electrician Dan O'Connell (1)
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne

Unpublished Scripts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

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, the archive script, press cuttings and from the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive, Linen Hall Library, Belfast.