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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

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Sean Scully T.P. McKenna
Sally Lehane Doreen Madden
Mrs. Hafferty Brid Lynch
Willie Farrell Philip O'Flynn
Swinburne McKeefe Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Guard Martin Lehane Micheál Ó Briain
Basil Prescott Edward Golden
Patrick Farrell Harry Brogan
Moll Lehane Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Maeve Lehane Angela Newman
Joe Gleeson Ray McAnally
Liam Óg O hAnnracháin Peadar Lamb
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Unpublished Scripts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.