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The Delph Dog

A Play in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    Larry Morrow 

  • Notes

    The cast and character lists for this entry are drawn from reviews of the premiere production. As such, cast size details should be taken as approximate. The cast also includes an unspecified number of guests at a garden party.

  • Synopsis

    The McFalls, a working-class Belfast family, fall into an inheritance and move to Derrygowan House, a long-established mansion. There, Mrs.McFall takes very well to the family's new surroundings and society, but husband David McFall adjusts poorly and misses the old ways and companions. Then financial disaster strikes, and the family moves again, first to a more downmarket Belfast villa, and then back to where they began. This shock proves too much for Mrs. McFall, who gradually loses her mind, and the play ends in tragedy.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


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  • Cast Notes


Original Production

Original Cast  
Margaret McFall Jean Woods
Mr. Pim W. Jackson
Watson Ralph Vincent
Diana Baddeley Mary Moore
Frank Warner J. Edwards
Lady McKibbin Muriel Woods
Edith Warner Rose McQuillan
Martha McFall Mary Crothers
David McFall Gerald Macnamara
Mrs. McBey Marion Crimmins
Alfie McCann Jack Gavin
Sir William McKibbin Patterson Millar

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from press cuttings, and from the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.