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One For The Grave


  • Playwright

    Louis MacNeice 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in a television studio.

  • Synopsis

    A modern day morality play.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Lil Geraldine Plunkett
Scientist Pat Laffan
Lover Pat Laffan
Marxist Stephen Rea
Mother Joan O'Hara
Secretary Bernadette McKenna
Crooner Des Cave
Electronic Brain Des Cave
Son Donal McCann
Free Will Donal McCann
Dr. Medicine Peadar Lamb
Seán Bull Peadar Lamb
Mary Sinead Cusack
A Caddy Niall Buggy
Designer Alec Doran
Eleanor Kathleen Barrington
Patria Aideen O'Kelly
Admom Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Floor Manager Bill Foley
Career Edward Golden
Grave Digger Geoff Golden
Lucre Geoff Golden
Jimmy Micheál Ó Briain
Dr. Divinity Philip O'Flynn
Daughter Maire O'Neill (2)
Vision Mixer Chris O'Neill
Comedian Alice Dalgarno
Everyman Pat Layde
Doreen Deirdre Purcell
Director Vincent Dowling
Maggie Eileen Crowe
Sacrifice Eileen Lemass
Conscience Brenda McGuinne
Common Sense Phil Cahill
Forgetfulness Sheila O'Connell
Cameraman John Kelly (2)
Cameraman Micheal O hUannacháin
Studio Hand Phelim O'Donnell
Boom Operator John Horgan
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Settings by Liam Miller
Choreographer Alice Dalgarno
Music by Gerard Victory
Stage Manager Joe Ellis

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    David Higham Associates Limited

  • Address

    5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square,
    London W1F 9HA

  • Phone

    44 - 20 - 7437 7888

Source Of Information

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