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The House of Mallon


  • Playwright

    Patrick Riddell 

  • Setting

    The drawing room of Mallon House, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland in the present day.

  • Synopsis

    When Sir Miles Mallon discovers he is dying, he sets about putting the affairs of his sons in order. These include Michael, a disappointed playwright, and George, a bacteriologist whose career ends when he accidentally blinds himself. As their father progresses in his task, debates rage on issues from politics to religion, and the Irish theatre.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
May Riordan Margaret D'Arcy
Father Bernard Mallalieu Patrick McAlinney
Kathleen Mallon Irene Bingham
Michael Mallon Noel Lloyd
George Mallon Neil Landor
Willie Pearse J.G. Devlin
Teresa Elizabeth Begley
Sir Miles Mallon Harold Goldblatt
Larry Maguire Maurice O'Callaghan
Pat O'Neill Denis Hawthorne
Production Team  
Director Harold Goldblatt
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
Lighting Brian O'Connor
General Manager Harold Goldblatt
Produced by Harold Goldblatt
Stage Manager Dan Fitzpatrick
Assistant Stage Manager Joan Keenan
Effects Joan Keenan
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne
House Manager Maurice O'Callaghan

Unpublished Scripts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 and press cuttings held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.