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  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    Feany's farmouse in 1944.

  • Synopsis

    A play focusing on cross-border traffic during the years of the Second World War. A respectable farming family is converted, one by one, to smuggling, and only the religious father and a city-based sister manage to resist.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Julia Feaney Margaret D'Arcy
Cassie Feaney Daphne May
Jane Sheila Crawford
Patrick Feaney Robert Dempster
Curate Arthur Ross
Barney Jack O'Malley
Uncle Oiney Joseph Tomelty
Denis Feaney John F. Tyrone
Nancy Firkin Beatrice Duffell
Mrs. Feaney Elizabeth Begley
Sam Firkin R.H. MacCandless
Thomas Nailer Harold Goldblatt
Dan Feaney Maurice O'Callaghan
Tony Lemon Ronald Dwyer
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
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Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • 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

Source Of Information

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