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Hut 42


  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the recreation room of a six-bed hotel in a large construction job in the North of England.

  • Synopsis

    Hut 42 takes a look at the lives of those men, mostly Irish, who populated workers hostels in Britain through the forties, fifties and sixties

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Miss Butt Kathleen Barrington
Bill Root Bill Foley
The Deacon Edward Golden
Darby Hogan Geoff Golden
Skylight Maginty Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Clement O'Shaughnessy James Caffrey
Idris Mortimer Pat Layde
Atkinson Vincent Dowling
Production Team  
Settings by Tomás Mac Anna
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Joe Ellis
Orchestra Director Sean O'Riada

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Billy Keane

  • Address

    Main Street
    Co. Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)68 21127

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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