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Doesn't Anyone Remember Murphy


  • Playwright

    John Quinn(3) 

  • Setting

    Set in Murphy's home town and the ante-room of Eternity, present day (1971).

  • Notes

    Clifford Bax' 'Prelude and Fugue' was presented with the two winners of the O. Z. Whitehead prize, "Doesn't Anyone Remember Murphy" by John Quinn and "Partly Furnished" by Barry L Hillman.

  • Synopsis

    In this light comedy, Murphy is dead , but because his paperwork is not quite up to scratch, he returns from the dead and is unrecognised, whilst waiting for Saint Peter (the civil servant in the ante-room of Heaven) to sort things out.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Sculptor Tom Hickey
Nurse Virginia Cole
Doctor Conor Evans
Mrs. Murphy Brenda Doyle
Old Man Cecil Sheehan
Murphy Eamon Keane
William Jim Mooney
Production Team  
Director Eamonn Draper
Settings by Liam O'Sullivan
Stage Manager Val Griffin
Stage Manager Liam O'Sullivan
Lighting Operator Paddy Scanlon

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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