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Ill Fares the Land


  • Playwright

    Patrick J. McLoughlin 

  • 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.

  • Synopsis

    A Killarney hotel porter sets out to put the area on the tourist map and get himself a wage rise, by spreading the story that a bank robbery loot has been hidden in the neighbourhood. While the story does attract visitors, these turn out to include the thieves themselves, who arrive to 'find' the loot and claim a reward being offered.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes


Original Production

Original Cast  
Unspecified Character(s) Doreen Hepburn
Unspecified Character(s) Catherine Gibson
Unspecified Character(s) Maurice O'Callaghan
Unspecified Character(s) J.G. Devlin
Unspecified Character(s) Noel Lloyd
Unspecified Character(s) James Boyce
Unspecified Character(s) Violet McKinstry
Unspecified Character(s) Frank McMorran
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
Production by Harold Goldblatt

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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.