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To-day And Yesterday

A comedy in three acts by WD Hepenstall


  • Playwright

    WD Hepenstall 

  • Setting

    The drawingroom in Dunbawn on an evening in April, and on the following two afternoons.

  • Notes

    Joint prize-winning play (with Mount Prospect) in Abbey competition

  • Synopsis

    Tells the tale of a reduced squire's attempts to rescue himself, and his equally broke mother, from the indebtedness in which they find themselves.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Mrs O'Callaghan Ria Mooney
Sylvester Spillane William O'Gorman
Virginia Carmody Joan Plunkett
Mr O'Callaghan P.H. Considine
Tony Fleming Cecil Ford
Ellen Kathleen Murphy
Major Patrick Loftus Denis O'Dea
Sir Hiram De Frayne F J McCormick
Geraldine Loftus Sheila Manahan
Mrs Loftus Eileen Crowe
John Carmody Michael J. Dolan
Desmond Carmody James Dunne
Production Team  
Settings by Anne Yeats
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright
Carpenter J F Barlow

Unpublished Scripts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 and the Abbey Theatre archive.