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The Big Birthday


  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Setting

    Set in Dublin.

  • Synopsis

    Patrick Farrell is one hundred years old. His family and friends gather round to celebrate his birthday and no-one is going to mess this up for him.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Sean Scully T.P. McKenna
Liam Óg O hAnnracháin Peadar Lamb
Joe Gleeson Ray McAnally
Maeve Lehane Angela Newman
Moll Lehane Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Patrick Farrell Harry Brogan
Basil Prescott Edward Golden
Guard Martin Lehane Micheál Ó Briain
Swinburne McKeefe Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Willie Farrell Philip O'Flynn
Mrs. Hafferty Brid Lynch
Sally Lehane Doreen Madden
Milo Lehane Vincent Dowling
Production Team  
Settings by Michael O'Herlihy
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Sean Mooney(2)

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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