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The Noon-Day Devil


  • Playwright

    Maurice Davin-Power 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in a middle-class sitting room, present day(1967).

  • Notes

    Produced as part of the O.Z. Whitehead prize winning season alongside Michael Judge's 'Please Break the Glass Gently'.

  • Synopsis

    Set in a middle class household when the duaghter returns home with her new husband after a courtship of only six weeks. It's not long before we discover that she is mentally deranged and the new husband is put in the position where he has to sign his new bride in to a mental asylum. The mother is pleased that, in the eyes of her neighbours, at least she is not responsible for the institutionalisation of her daughter.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Willie Niall O'Brien(1)
Stephen Howard Seamus Forde
Rosie Howard May Cluskey
Kathy Deirdre Purcell
Production Team  
Director Michael Bogdanov
Stage Director Redmond Morris
Stage Manager David Liddy
Chief Electrician Paddy Scanlon

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Source Of Information

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