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The Family Way


  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Eugène Labiche

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from "Celimare, Le Bien-Aime" by Eugene Labiche
  • Setting

    Summer, 1890.

  • Notes

    The Family Way was revived in 1976 as Some of My Best Friends Are Husbands.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mme. Colombot Maureen Toal
Vernouillet David Kelly (2)
Colombot Dermot Tuohy
Bocardon Joe Lynch
Emma Finola O'Shannon
Auguste Peter Mayock
Adeline Susan Hallinan
Celimare Ronald Ibbs
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Original Design William McCrow
Costume Designer Derry O'Donovan
Manager Christine Longford
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Director Monica Brophy
Stage Manager Brita Strong
Set Construction Brian Collins
Assistant Carpenter Louis Molloy
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
PR Dahna Davis
Carpenter Michael Lambert
Company Artistic Director Phyllis Ryan

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

  • Website

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.