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A Leap in the Dark


  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Setting

    Set on New Year's Eve in a suburban Dublin House.

  • Synopsis

    Charlie Spencer, an intelligent and refined businessman, throws a party to celebrate his thirtieth birthday. When talk turns to politics he and his father, a member of the old IRA, have a terrible row, which in turn leads to other revelations.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Stella Morrissey Joan O'Hara
Alfred Wilson T.P. McKenna
Voice Peadar Lamb
Kay Brody Angela Newman
Robert Spencer Edward Golden
Denis Brody Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Charlie Spencer Pat Layde
Georgie Spencer Vincent Dowling
Lena Spencer Eileen Crowe
Production Team  
Settings by Tomás Mac Anna
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Sean Mooney(2)

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.