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A Matter of Practice


  • Playwright

    Cyril Daly 

  • Synopsis

    A quiet country practise is thrown into turmoil when a young junior doctor arrives to join the practice. In this light comedy, the elderly doctor in charge of the practice gets himself entwined in a murder investigation and enlists the support of the easy-going young sergeant to keep him from being implicated.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Guard Des Cave
Mrs. Gilmartin Kathleen Barrington
Kathleen Touhy Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Dr. Jack Lyons Edward Golden
Jeremiah Gilmartin Geoff Golden
Tommy Higgins Micheál Ó Briain
Sergeant Paddy Muldoon Pat Layde
Dr. Charlie Fitzpatrick Vincent Dowling
Helen Kingston Máire Ní Néill
Production Team  
Settings by Brian Collins
Produced by Frank Dermody

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