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Fiddler's Folly

A Comedy in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    Lynn Doyle 

  • Synopsis

    Dreamer Robert Martin is unhappily married to a domineering wife, and seeks escape by running away with their servant girl and opening a shop.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Nellie Green Margaret D'Arcy
Miss Blue Catherine Gibson
Miss Dogan Nancy Cullen
Rector Harold Goldblatt
Robert Martin R.H. MacCandless
Henry Grant John F. Tyrone
Mrs. O'Gorman Sheila Crawford
Mr. Richardson T.J. McClinton
Mrs. McAuliffe Elizabeth McKeown
Alex Martin William Millar
Mrs. Martin Gertrude Russell
Master McAuliffe Junior Butten
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
Tune for Fiddle Maurice O'Callaghan
Produced by Harold Goldblatt
Effects Joan Keenan
Wardrobe Catherine Sumerton
Chief Electrician Dan O'Connell (1)
House Manager Maurice O'Callaghan

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Lynn Doyle Archive, Belfast Central Library

  • Address

    Belfast Ulster and Irish Studies Department,
    Royal Avenue
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    +44 (0)28 9050 9150

  • Email


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Source Of Information

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