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Wish You Were Here


  • Playwright

    John McDonnell 

  • Setting

    The home of the Lapin family somewhere in the Beersbridge Road area in Belfast and the Great Marvello's Holiday Camp, with scenes set in Spring, during the Twelfth Week, and in August 1964.

  • Synopsis

    A holiday comedy, on the craze for going abroad.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes


Original Production

Original Cast  
Albert McFetridge James Young
Phyllis Gilpin Jean Woods
Minnie Lappin Jean Lundy
Bobbie Lappin William Walker
The Great Marvello Jack Hudson
Herbie Lappin Joseph Quinn
George Gilpin Tony Armstrong
Avril Gilpin Cathleen Callaghan
Sammy Boyd Frank Crummey
Production Team  
Director James Young
Set Designer Jack Hudson
Decor by James Harden
Singer Derek Marsden
Managing Director Jack Hudson
Set Construction Jack Hudson
Chief Electrician Joan Keenan
Vocal Recording Jack Hudson
Chairman James Young
Music performed by Derek Marsden
Box Office Control Marie McDevitt

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry has been taken from contemporary press reviews, and from the original programme held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.