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Hamilton and Jones


  • Playwright

    Winifred M. Letts 

  • Setting

    The Library at Shanagarry, a country house outside Dublin. 1886-1936

  • Synopsis

    The story of the changing fortunes of the drapery firm 'Hamilton and Jones', as it passes from the control of its founder and strongman Robert Hamilton in 1886 to the hands of a capable woman, Mary Quinn, his son's widow and on through the family.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Maude Cathleen Delany
A British Officer John Biggerstaff
Bob Hamilton John Biggerstaff
Gwynn Jones John Izon
David Jones Michael Ripper
Caroline Richards Moya Devlin
Enid Jones Vivien Dillon
Robin Blake Gifford
Robert Hamilton Hamlyn Benson
Delia Nora O'Mahony
Mary Quinn May Carey
Tommy Richards Ronald Ibbs
Bobbin Bonnie Fagan
Production Team  
Settings by Carl Bonn
Producer Gerald Pringle (1)
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Alice Brough
Musician Annie McNally
Manager Lord Longford
Costume Supervisor Carl Bonn
Secretary Maureen Naish-Gray

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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