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The Pilgrim's Mother


  • Playwright

    Arnold Hill 

  • Synopsis

    This light comic satire follows the journey of Betsy Higgins Bundy, a famous agony aunt from the USA, who has come to Ballymulloy to trace her mothers roots. The action really hots up when the town drunk, Cora Clancy, reveals some truths about Betsy's Mother.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Betsy Higgins Bundy Joan O'Hara
Gerry Mullen Des Cave
Patsy Ryan Peadar Lamb
Claire Schofield Kathleen Barrington
Georgina Hartley Angela Newman
Eilish Aideen O'Kelly
Cora Clancy Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Father Donnelly Harry Brogan
Gavin Hartley Bill Foley
Thadeus Roche Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Manny Goldman Philip O'Flynn
Lord Mangerton Pat Layde
Miss Crilly Máire Ní Néill
Production Team  
Settings by Brian Collins
Produced by Frank Dermody
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alan Hill

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from published material.