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Faustus Kelly

A play in three acts by Myles na gCopaleen


  • Playwright

    Flann O'Brien 

  • Setting

    The chamber of an Urban Council. The lining room of Mrs Crockett's House, six weeks later; and the same, a week later.

  • Synopsis

    A comic parodying of the Faust legend in which the chairman of an Urban Council makes a pact in order to secure advancement and become a TD.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


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Original Production

Original Cast  
Town Clerk Cyril Cusack
Mrs Crockett Ria Mooney
Reilly Michael J. Dolan
Hannah Eileen Crowe
Cullen Fred Johnson
Captain Shaw Gerard Healy
Mr. Strange Liam Redmond
Faustus Kelly F J McCormick
Hoop Denis O'Dea
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Michael Clarke (2)
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A. M. Heath & Co. Ltd.

  • Address

    6 Warwick Court,
    London, WC1R 5DJ

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7242 2811

  • Website

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.