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The Labour Leader

A play in three acts by Daniel Corkery.


  • Playwright

    Daniel Corkery 

  • Setting

    The Committee Room of the Quaymen's Union, evening; and the following afternoon. And a room behind the stage of the Athenaeum Hall the evening of the same day.

  • Synopsis

    An examination of the tensions that develop behind the scenes among union members during a dockers strike in Cork.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    There are also miscellaneous Quay Labourers and Workmen

Original Production

Original Cast  
Dan O'Reilly Michael J. Dolan
Battie Donovan Hubert Maguire
Mrs. Donovan Margaret Nicholls
John Clarke J G St John
Tim Murphy Hugh Nagle
John Dempsey Peter Nolan
Phil Kennedy F J McCormick
Mrs Tobin Maureen Delaney
David Lombard Paul Farrell
James O'Sullivan Eric Gorman
Caretaker of Athenaeum Hall Michael J. Dolan
Jack O'Donoghue W Fitzgerald
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Labour Leader: A Play in Three Acts

  • Year


  • Published By

    Talbot Press

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

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