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The Blind Mice


  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Setting

    Set in the Carroll's home in a small North of Ireland town in the present(1963).

  • Synopsis

    Father Chris is just home after five years in a Chinese communist prison. The whole town are over the moon and pull out all the stops for their priestly hero. However, his sister's boyfriend - a bad-word socialist - scuppers the celebrations by exposing some truths about Chris' return from China.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Lily Carroll Anna Manahan
Father Rooney Sam Thompson
Mr. Devlin Michael McCabe(2)
Willie Sweeney Michael Ryan
Father Green Alex Dignam (2)
Father Chris Carroll Derek Young
Dr. John Carroll Dermot Tuohy
Tom Breslin Gerry Alexander
Ann Carroll Anne Brogan
Arthur Carroll Michael Mara
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Settings by Robert Heade
Producer Phyllis Ryan
Stage Director Joe O'Donnell
Stage Manager Caroline FitzGerald
PR Dahna Davis

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.