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Story For Today

A Play About the present time.


  • Playwright

    Jack Loudan 

  • Setting

    The home of Mrs. Andrews, some miles from Belfast.

  • Synopsis

    The working-class Moffats and Watsons are evacuated from Belfast to the Watsons' large country house following a bombing raid. Tension quickly mounts between the newcomers and their well-to-do hosts, initially over minor living matters, but later rather more seriously. With a missing money-box and embezzled army funds to be accounted for, the families begin to realise that troubles can come to all, and nothing be taken for granted.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Billy Watson Joseph Tomelty
Betty Watson Len O'Driscoll
Inspector Robb James Connolly (1)
Mrs. Andrews Nita Hardie
Sally Watson Lucie Young
Bob Andrews Tom Huston
Mrs. Elsie Andrews Stella Davis
Mary Edith Griffith
Charlie Briggs Jack O'Malley
Mrs. Moffatt Min Milligan
Mrs. Radcliffe Ivy Kidd
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
Sound Reproduction and Records by W. Erskine Mayne
Production by Nita Hardie

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Story for Today

  • Year


  • Published By


  • Address

    Northern Ireland

Rights Information

  • Not Found

Source Of Information

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