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A play in three acts by Dorothy Macardle


  • Playwright

    Dorothy Macardle 

  • Setting

    The living room of Mrs Farraher's house, an afternoon in early April and the evening of Saturday in Holy Week. The living room at Huggards', the same night.

  • Synopsis

    A poor rural family try to come to terms with the death of their father. One son, a returned emigrant, is convinced that the death was not accidental. Further complications develop as the daughter of the house arrangest to marry the son of the man who may well have been her father's murderer.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Donagh Huggard Arthur Shields
Father MacCarthy Peter Nolan
Mrs Farraher Margaret Nicholls
Shawn Farraher Fred O'Donovan (1)
Bridie Farraher Columba O'Carroll
Daniel Huggard Fred Harford
Production Team  
Director Fred O'Donovan (1)
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Stage Management Arthur Shields

Unpublished Scripts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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