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Down the Heather Glen

An exaggerated comedy


  • Playwright

    Joseph Tomelty 

  • Setting

    The action takes place on an island somewhere around the Northern seaboard of Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    A satire in which the inhabitants of a remote island off the coast of Northern Ireland, while dealing with a local landlowner, unknowningly welcome Lucifer as a visitor amongst them.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Tom Michael Hanley
Rosie Lillian Stevenson
Rebecca Susan Lyde
Mr. McMaster Ian P. Coyle
Mr. Bain Derek Neill
Hugh McMaster Ian Cowan
Sebina Ida Franklin
Harry David Gamble
Dick Derek Bailey
Gerald Terence Pim
A Professor of Folklore Hubert R. Wilmot
Production Team  
Assistant Staging Ian Cowan
Assistant Staging Susan Lyde
Staging John C. Burke
Decor by J. Kenneth Jamison
Lighting Hubert R. Wilmot
Costumes Isa G. Kelly
Production by Hubert R. Wilmot
Set Construction John C. Burke
Business Manager Dorothy M. Wilmot

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Roma Tomelty

  • Address

    11 Hopefield Ave
    Belfast BT15 5AP
    Northern Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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