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A Comedy


  • Playwright

    C.K. Munro 

  • Setting

    Sir Archibald's study in his London house, and the Prime Minister's Room.

  • Synopsis

    Diana is the daughter of Conservative MP Sir Archibald Battersby, engaged to be married to the Prime Minister's eminently suitable and respectable careerist secretary. She, however, has fallen in love with the son of a well-known trade unionist, and now seeks to convince her parents of his worth by introducing them to new concepts and ideas.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Diana Battersby Margaret D'Arcy
A Member of the Prime Minister's Staff Catherine Gibson
George Bannerman Denys Hawthorne
Joe Bannerman Harold Goldblatt
Robert Maxton Noel Lloyd
Lady Battersby Gwyndolyn Stewart
A Parlour Maid Kathleen Feenan
Sir Archibald Battersby Robert Bernal
Henry David Basil-Gill
Production Team  
Director Harold Goldblatt
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
General Manager Harold Goldblatt
Stage Director Dan Fitzpatrick
Stage Manager Joan Keenan
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne
House Manager Maurice O'Callaghan

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Source Of Information

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