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A Sunset Touch


  • Playwright

    Michael Mulvihill 

  • Synopsis

    In 1940's Ireland, Tuberculosis was the great leveller. The Minister for Health ordered the building of sanatoria around the country to cope with the spread of the discease. Mulvihill places five men from very different backgrounds in one such TB ward and lets the drama unfold.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Nurse Bella Coakley Geraldine Plunkett
Larry Dalton Pat Laffan
Nurse Penelope O'Flaherty Kathleen Barrington
Ward Sister Angela Newman
Sheila Doolan Aideen O'Kelly
Matron Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Charlie Doolin Bill Foley
Dr. Curran Edward Golden
Maurice Toibín Geoff Golden
Grocer's Curate Micheál Ó Briain
Medical Superintendent Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Dismal Dan Philip O'Flynn
Martin Brett Pat Layde
Jim Coleman Vincent Dowling
Noreen Tobin Eileen Lemass
Hospital Orderly Eoin Ó Súilleabháin
Night Supervisor Ciara O'Sullivan(1)
Production Team  
Settings by Tomás Mac Anna
Produced by Frank Dermody

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