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Youth's the Season -?

A tragi-comedy of Dublin Life, in three acts.


  • Playwright

    Mary Manning (1) 

  • Setting

    Dublin, March 1930

  • Synopsis

    A satire that exposes the shallowness of middle-class Dublin life in the 1930s for the 'bright young things': educated, privileged, bored. Deirdre has a cynically scientific view of love, Terence Killigrew is an alcoholic poet and Desmond is a man of excess passivity.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Mrs. Millington Florence Morrison
Desmond Micheál Mac Liammóir
Deirdre Meriel Moore
Constance Coralie Carmichael
Toots Ellerslie Betty Chancellor
Terence Killigrew Hilton Edwards
Horace Egosmith Rodney Homer
Harry Middleton Lionel Dymoke
Gerald Parr, M.B. Harry Laing
Willie Sullivan Rex Mackey
Pearl Harris Hazel Ellis
Mary Diana Vernon
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Lighting Hilton Edwards
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Stage Manager Art O'Murnaghan
Chief Electrician Martin Rabbett
Carpenter Michael Lambert
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Plays of Changing Ireland/edited, with introductions and notes, by Curtis Canfield

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  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

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Source Of Information

The information for this listing was taken from the play's original production programme.