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Lucky Break


  • Playwright

    John McDonnell 

  • Setting

    Summer 1966. The Campbell's house in Boyne Square, Belfast, and the Hotel Estella, outside Barcelona.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes


Original Production

Original Cast  
Penny Richmond Maureen Thornton
Lucky Gallaher James Young
Myrtle Woodside Jean Woods
Shirley Campbell Jean Lundy
Martha Harbinson Kathleen Feenan
Ernie Campbell Joseph Quinn
Willie Thompson Ivan Martin
Desmond Campbell Philip Mulholland
Sandra Campbell Margaret Rodgers
Leila Patterson Elizabeth Rogers
Rita McGrattan Irene Kirkpatrick
Freddie Butler Matt Creighton
Senor De Ablidora Robert McCutcheon
Francisco Bryan Johnston
Marie Marie Ardaundge
Radio Commentator Larry McCoubrey
Voice Anthony McAteer
Voice Martin Walker
Voice Joseph Bannon
Voice Kevin McManus
Production Team  
Director James Young
Set Designer Jack Hudson
Music Recorded by The Carpetbaggers
Special Effects Jack Hudson
Managing Director Jack Hudson
Set Construction Jack Hudson
Chief Electrician Joan Keenan
Chairman James Young
Box Office Control Marie McDevitt

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry has come from the original production programme, held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.