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Madigan's Lock


  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Setting

    Set on a Canal Bank in Dublin, a little while ago (1958).

  • Synopsis

    At the end of a lost canal is an equally lost pub, which will reward those who discover it with 'free pints 'til God calls time and gently leads them upstairs to His own lounge bar above'.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Mr. Fleeter Aiden Grennell
George Kelly John Cowley
Mrs. Mulholland Marie Conmee
Steve Ellis Godfrey Quigley
Fox Dermot Tuohy
Maurice Finty Brian Phelan
Louis McClure Dermot Kelly
Kearney Denis Brennan
Marie Phipps Finola O'Shannon
Robbie Graham Norman Rodway
Joan Ellis Pauline Delany
May Carey Ruth Durley
Susie Dermody Genevieve Lyons
Kavvo Doyle Dermot MacMahon
Clare Hickey May Long
Leo John Bell
Jamie Kenneth Hainbach
Hubie Colin Hainbach
Production Team  
Director Jim Fitzgerald
Settings by Robert Heade
Lighting Jim Fitzgerald
Stage Director Monica Brophy
Stage Manager Denis Hoey
Assistant Stage Manager Tom Samway
PR Rosamund Stephens
Secretary Norman Rodway
Business Manager Power O'Mara

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Madigan's Lock and Pizzazz

  • Published By

    Brophy Books

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • ISBN


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

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Source Of Information

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