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A Flutter of Wings


  • Playwright

    T.C. Murray 

  • Synopsis

    Tess Luttrell rebels against her overbearing father's wishes and deliberately fluffs her exams to be a teacher. She goes to stay at her uncle's house in Dublin and gets a job at a solicitor's office where she has a tryst with a partner there who's engaged to be married. She loses all faith in men, until a kindly middle-aged doctor proposes to her.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Marion Dalton Coralie Carmichael
Helen Florence Lynch
Frank Harmon Wm. Van Craen
John Luttrell Gearoid O'Lochlann
Anne Luttrell Dorothy Casey
Minnie Sydney Jameson
George H.R. McCullough
Tess Betty Chancellor
Brian Dalton William Denis
Stella Field Meriel Moore
Flossie Kay Scannell
Doctor Harold William Sherwood
Production Team  
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Producer Hilton Edwards
Musician Bay Jellett
Musician Dorothy Stokes
Stage Manager Art O'Murnaghan
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Michael Dunne
Carpenter Michael Lambert

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.