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The Will And The Way


  • Playwright

    Michael Joseph (M.J.) Molloy 

  • Setting

    Set in the committee room behind the stage of a dance-hall in the 1950's.

  • Synopsis

    Set in North County Galway. When the owner of the local dance hall dies and leaves the business to his son, who in turn tries to hand it on to his miserly cousin, the dance hall's three employees, in an effort to keep their jobs, do all in their power to keep the business run as it always had been.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Kieron White T.P. McKenna
Lanty Quinlan Philip O'Flynn
Peter Solan Geoff Golden
Fowler Flynn Edward Golden
Jack Doocey Harry Brogan
Bridie Devoy Angela Newman
Nick Solan Ray McAnally
Local Youth Derry Power
Local Youth Peadar Lamb
Sal Cawley Brid Lynch
Production Team  
Settings by Michael O'Herlihy
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Sean Mooney(2)

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.