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Strictly for the Birds


  • Playwright

    Sam Cree 

  • Notes

    This play was first produced under the name For Love or Money

  • Synopsis

    A comedy featuring the Glover family of Belfast's Castlereagh Road district. When Mrs. Glover and a neighbour draw the favourite in the Irish Sweepstake, they resolve to spend their winnings in advance, never remembering that favourites can sometimes lose ...

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Muriel Doreen Hepburn
Herbie Glover Maurice O'Callaghan
Billy Bill Morrison
Unspecified Character(s) Kathleen Feenan
Susan Denise McKenna
Unspecified Character(s) Charles Armstrong
Clive Rex Doyle
Unspecified Character(s) Grace Bircher
Albert McCartney Jack Fletcher
Production Team  
Set Designer Leo Donaghey
Production by Hubert R. Wilmot
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Richard Mills

  • Address

    258 Belvoir Drive,
    BT8 7DU
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    +44 (0)78 08583175

  • Email


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email


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Source Of Information

All information for this entry has been taken from contemporary press reviews. As such, cast size should be taken as approximate, and production team details may not be comprehensive.