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Window on the Square


  • Playwright

    Anne Daly 

  • Setting

    Set in the drawing room of Mrs. Downie's house, Dromeen, 1900 to 1922.

  • Synopsis

    Set in Dromeen,Co. Cork. Scrutinising middle-class rural life and it's characteristic parochialism and set over a period of twenty five years Daly's play also explores the consequences of parental tyranny. Mrs. Downie has controlled her daughter Ninette's life so completely that Ninette has become dispirited and greatly inhibited from having a normal life. This leads to the disintegration of the Downie family.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Marcella Maria Creagh Joan O'Hara
Essie Goggin Ita O' Mahony
Liz Purdon Brid Lynch
Mrs. Downie Marie Kean
Philly Driscoll Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Matt Brew Geoff Golden
Ambrose Creagh Edward Golden
Janie Goggin Angela Newman
John Paul Creagh Ray McAnally
Ninette Downie Doreen Madden
Production Team  
Settings by Robert Heade
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Sean Mooney(2)

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