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The Ice Goddess


  • Playwright

    James Douglas 

  • Setting

    One day in Summer in the Fury Mansion, Gage Villa and the woods.

  • Synopsis

    A patrician matriarch, long ago carried away by a man in brown boots to live in a house he built with his own hands, and in which she is forced to play the role of a goddess, finds escape at the hands of her son-in-law enabling her to live her life freely. Meanwhile her 17 year old grandson is finding his feet in the world of women.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mrs. Fury Anna Manahan
Mrs. Gage Maureen Toal
Joe Shields Maurie Taylor
Melanie Ann Rowan
Kevin Richard James
Leslie Phibbs John McKelvey
Bertie Gage Patrick Gardiner
Jean Stringer Elizabeth Davis
Production Team  
Director Laurence Bourne
Designer Lewis Logan
Settings by Robert Heade
Producer Phyllis Ryan
Manager Christine Longford
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Director John Cassidy
Stage Manager Mai McFall
Assistant Stage Manager Paul Murphy(2)
Assistant Carpenter Louis Molloy
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
PR Dahna Davis
Carpenter Michael Lambert

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Seven Irish Plays, 1946-1964

  • Year


  • Published By

    University of Minnesota Press

  • Address

    Suite 290, 111 Third Avenue South
    MN 55401

  • Phone

    +1 612-627-1970

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Source Of Information

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