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A Slipper for the Moon

A comedy of Two Manners


  • Playwright

    Micheál Mac Liammóir 

  • Setting

    The action of the play begins with the finale of 'Cinderella' at a matinee performance, continues with the interlude between the two shows and ends with the opening scene of 'Cinderella' at the evening performance.

  • Synopsis

    Daniel Lacey has his suspicions about his love, Mavis Fay and their friend Desmond McCann. In between performances he decides to confront them with the evidence of a stolen locket.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Miss Viva Verschoyle - the Fairy Godmother Maureen Toal
Various Characters Una McCourt
Mrs. Nora Sheldon Eileen Studley
Miss Stella Moon Maureen Cusack
Molly Lily Whelan
Various Characters Kate Danaher
Various Characters Geraldine McGowan
Various Characters Rosalind O'Driscoll
Various Characters Francis O'Flynn
Various Characters Celia Salkeld
Various Characters Maeve Keogh
Various Characters Brian Whelan (1)
Various Characters Margaret O'Dwyer
Various Characters Maire O'Hanlon
Various Characters Pegeen Thomas
Various Characters Elizabeth Creighton
Mr. Jack Robinson - Mlle. Fifi Milo O'Shea
Miss Mavis Fay - Cinderella Laurie Morton
Mr. Desmond McCann - Buttons(A Page boy) Patrick Bedford
Mr. Harrington Hilton Edwards
Mr. Daniel Lacey - Mlle. Javotte Micheál Mac Liammóir
Bójy Patrick McLarnon
Tom Thomas Kavanagh
Mick Colm O'Kelly
Miss Delia Fay - Dandini Sally Travers
Various Characters James McCrindell
Paddy Christopher Doyle
Mr. Joe Darcy - Baron Hardup Christopher Doyle
Mr. Robert Conlon Paul Farrell
Miss Constance Gilfoy - Prince Charming Coralie Carmichael
Miss Peggy Dignam - Alice Finola O'Shannon
Various Characters Norma Turner
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Molly McEwen
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Manager John R. Bools
Stage Director Colm O'Kelly
Assistant Stage Manager Patrick McLarnon
Assistant Stage Manager Valerie French
Set Painter Molly McEwen
Wardrobe Master Paul Smith
Chief Electrician Edward Fegan
PR Máire Judge

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Michael Travers

  • Address

    Inch, Annascaul
    Tralee, Co Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)66 915 8223 | +353 (0)87 947 5256

Source Of Information

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