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The O'Cuddy

A play in three acts by Anthony Wharton


  • Playwright

    Andrew Wharton 

  • Setting

    The action of acts one and two takes place in January 1886 in Cuddy's room at the offices of Messrs Posnett & Cuddy, Solicitors, Mountjoy Square, Dublin. The action of these two acts mis continuous. The events in act three take place in November 1886 at Innisheela Castle.

  • Synopsis

    A satire on the resurrection of an old Irish hereditary title.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Thaddeus Cuddy Cyril Cusack
Guard Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin
Cormac O Cuiddeach Denis O'Dea
Dr. Mc Roney F J McCormick
Masked figure Harry Webster
Lord Kilfoyle Gerard Healy
Crench Fred Johnson
Michael Brian O'Higgins
George Posnett Michael J. Dolan
Guard Micheál Ó Briain
Countess Pilsudska Joan Plunkett
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Michael Clarke (2)
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.