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The Half-Millionaire


  • Playwright

    John O'Donovan (1) 

  • Setting

    Set in a newspaper office.

  • Synopsis

    In this farce, Owen Reid, editor of the newspaper, in between making advances on his secretary, Phyllis, is in conflict with his staff over the political pressures of the paper's owner, Augustus Belton. The endemic bribery in political life reaches out unsuccessfully to encompass the Taoiseach as we watch the machinations of poiliticians and government officials in their perennial search for power.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


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Original Production

Original Cast  
Owen Reid Ray McAnally
Arthur Baggot Harry Brogan
Augustus Belton Bill Foley
Gabriel O'Flaherty Edward Golden
Senator John Claudius Considine Geoff Golden
Seargeant Dunphy Micheál Ó Briain
Workman Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Michael Christopher Wiley Philip O'Flynn
Mrs. Dympna Pringle Brid Lynch
Ignatius Agnew Michael J. Dolan
Builder's Foreman Brian O'Higgins
Phyllis MacQuillan Doreen Madden
Printer's Apprentice Vincent Dowling
Typist Eithne Lydon
Production Team  
Settings by Vere Dudgeon
Produced by Ria Mooney

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