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She Sits Smiling


  • Playwright

    Ernest G├ębler 

  • Synopsis

    A psychological thriller in which Peter Quirke robs a dead miser and subsequently attempts to murder his mother's lodger to avoid being found out.

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 May 1954

  • Producer

    Produced by The Pike Theatre

  • Original Venue

Original Cast  
Mother Cathleen Delany
Lodger Brenda Doyle
Maid May Ollis
Lodger Carolyn Swift
Brother Patrick Duggan
Sister Joan Beardshaw
Peter Quirke Gerry Burke
Production Team  
Director Alan Simpson
Managing Director Carolyn Swift

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from Carolyn Swifts's autobiography, Stage by stage (Poolbeg, 1985)