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A Tree in the Crescent


  • Playwright

    Maura Laverty 

  • Setting

    Set in Rathmines from 1925 - 1952.

  • Synopsis

    Laverty's play follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Farrell Family from courtship to old age. The Farrells just manage to get through and no more, facing their old age living in the flat in which they started their marriage. The frustrations of life are exposed when doubts and regrets are raised, as people and opportunities appear to have passed them by,

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


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Original Production

Original Cast  
Stella Donnelly Helen Robinson
Mrs. Farrell Peggy Marshall
Mrs. Downey Ann Clery
Fintan Farrell Denis Brennan
Sadie Connors Sally Travers
Joe Heffernan George Roberts
Production Team  
Settings by Michael O'Herlihy
Produced by Hilton Edwards

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    David Higham Associates Limited

  • Address

    5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square,
    London W1F 9HA

  • Phone

    44 - 20 - 7437 7888

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings.