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The Money Doesn't Matter

A play in three acts by Louis D'Alton


  • Playwright

    Louis d'Alton 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the breakfast-room of Knockderry House, Annakill, in July 1938.

  • Synopsis

    A self-made man in a small town sees all come to naught as his children, one by one, fail to live out his ambitions for them.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Veronica Hogan Ria Mooney
Robert Murtagh Michael J. Dolan
Harvey Duff Brian O'Higgins
Mrs Kinchella Eileen Crowe
Norah Mannion Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Father Maher Liam Redmond
Mick Kenirons F J McCormick
Philip Mannion Denis O'Dea
Maid Cathleen Fawsitt
Michael Harney Joseph Linnane
Tom Mannion William O'Gorman
Production Team  
Settings by Anne Yeats
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright
Carpenter J F Barlow

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Money Doesn't Matter

  • Year


  • Published By

    James Duffy and Co

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

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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.