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The Whip Hand

A comedy in three acts by B G MacCarthy


  • Playwright

    B G MacCarthy 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the Fogarty's kitchen, and occurs within the first three weeks of July.

  • Synopsis

    With land as her greatest concern, a mother schemes so that her son will make a beneficial marriage.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Paud Fogarty Michael J. Dolan
Dan Keogh F J McCormick
Peter Cavanagh Harry Webster
Nora Sheila Manahan
Willie Branigan Liam Redmond
John Fogarty Fred Johnson
Berney Regan Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Mrs Fogarty Eileen Crowe
Larry Fogarty Brian O'Higgins
Maureen Keogh Maureen O'Sullivan
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Michael Clarke (2)
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Published Scripts

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    The Whip Hand

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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.