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Mrs. Howard's Husband


  • Playwright

    Seamus De Burca 

  • Setting

    Set in the present(1959) in an office and storeroom attached to Mrs. Howard's Public House.

  • Synopsis

    Many plots are at the heart of this character driven piece, centering on Mrs. Howard, her dysfunctional family, her lust for money and her sailor husband, unexpectantly returned from abroad.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    February 1959

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Seamus De Burca by arrangement with Lord Longford.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata

Original Cast  
Mrs. Howard Maureen O'Sullivan
Miss O'Neill Maura Wylie
Madeline Maureen Foley
Dempsey Oliver Bradley
Dorrie Sally Jennings
Dolores Mignon Byrne
Mr. Blake Bernard Frawley
Howard Val Kiely
Sgt. Coghill Tom Nolan
Production Team  
Director Maureen O'Sullivan
Stage Manager Pat O'Rourke
Assistant Stage Manager Bernadette Purcell
Wardrobe Gertie Eustace
Assistant Carpenter Louis Molloy
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
Carpenter Michael Lambert

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Source Of Information

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