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Not For Children

A Comedy by Elmer Rice


  • Playwright

    Elmer Rice 

  • Setting

    The Action of the Play takes place in the Dublin Gate Theatre.

  • Synopsis

    A clever, self-referential satire on dramatic construction that explicitly invites comparison with Pirandello in an ingenious play-within-a-play-within-a-play structure.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Ambrose Atwater Hilton Edwards
Hugh McHugh Patrick O'Moore
Evangeline Orth Sheila May
Hitch Imborg Robert Hennessy (1)
Elijah Silverhammer Harry Fine
Pensecola Crawford Diana Vernon
Clarence Orth Lionel Dymoke
Theodora Effington Meriel Moore
Prudence Dearborn Betty Chancellor
Digby Walsh Liam Gaffney
Irma Orth Coralie Carmichael
Timothy Harris Erwin Goldwater
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Music Composed by Roy Irving
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Bay Jellett
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Stage Manager Pauline Reeves
Assistant Stage Manager Máirín Hayes
Assistant Stage Manager Edward McCormack
Set Construction Michael Lambert
Stage Carpenter Michael Lambert
Set Painter Molly McEwen
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Martin Rabbett
Assistant Art Director Art O'Murnaghan

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Not For Children

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