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The Devil a Saint Would Be


  • Playwright

    Louis d'Alton 

  • Synopsis

    Set in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Mrs. Stacey, owner of the local pub and grocery, has a bona fide guardian angel. All those around her are sceptical. The local priest thinks it'san evil spirit. A good and kind person with great faith in the Gospels she is open to being hoodwinked by those around her, including her family. As they conspire to have her committed to a mental institution, she proves to them that she is nobody's fool.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Guard Herlihy Ray McAnally
Attorney Moran Harry Brogan
The Saint Edward Golden
Dr. Nolan Geoff Golden
Paddy Cassidy Micheál Ó Briain
Sean Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Father Johnny Philip O'Flynn
Moll Marie Kean
Stacey Brid Lynch
Voice of St. Peter Brian O'Higgins
Ellie Ita O' Mahony
Production Team  
Settings by Vere Dudgeon
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Sean Mooney(2)

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