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Miss O


  • Playwright

    Michael McDonnell 

  • Synopsis

    Set in house that is being converted to flats, Miss O is temporarily cut off from the world beneath and can only communicate with the tenants downstairs through a hole in the floor. Below her live a returned Irish American existentialist, his wife and his ailing uncle. The plot twists around the existentialist's attempts to convice his wife to kill their child in order to get her to believe that there can be nothing but the human will and Man, not God is responsible for creating human problems.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    05 October 1969

  • Producer

    Produced by Lantern Theatre Club

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at the Lantern Theatre Club at 38 Merrion Square East, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Thomas Neill Peter Clotty
Mrs. Meehan Teri Dungan
Jack Meehan Hugh Kearns
Charles Meehan Nicholas Kennedy
Miss O Miriam McCann
Daley Tom Seedy
Production Team  
Director Patrick Funge
Designer Hugh Kearns
Stage Manager Eamonn McGinnis
House Manager Joe Jordan
Programme Austin O'Malley

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from unpublished research material.