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Twenty Years A-Wooing


  • Playwright

    John McCann (1) 

  • Notes

    McCann wrote a sequel in 1957 called 'Give Me A Bed of Roses'.

  • Synopsis

    In this comedy, McCann grapples with the newly emerging middle class in Dublin in the 1950's and their seeming inability to deal with everyday worries. The Kelly family, since the death of the father, have each grown to rely on the eldest brother, dull and serious Henry. WIth all the troubles that his younger siblings cause him, will he ever set a date for his marriage and stick to it?

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Trixie Trevelyan Joan O'Hara
Ignatius Kelly Vincent Dowling
Frankie O'Carolan Joe Lynch
Phil Mackey Ronnie Walsh
Henry Kelly Philip O'Flynn
Terence O'Kellaghan Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Bill Kelly Bill Foley
Ted Richardson Harry Brogan
Helen Kelly Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Anne Kelly Eileen Crowe
Production Team  
Settings by Vere Dudgeon
Produced by Ria Mooney

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