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A Lot To Be Thankful For


  • Playwright

    Christine Longford 

  • Setting

    The Lounge at Tankardstown House Hotel.

  • Synopsis

    A comedy about the Irish nouveau riche, now ready to feed the hungry English, at a price.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
A Drunk Alpho O'Reilly
Tom John Welsh
Mrs. Remnant Nora O'Mahony
Pandora Legge Gervaise Mathews
Paddy O'Hourihane Charles Mitchel
Grania Iris Lawler
Mrs. Manifold Joan O'Rourke
Sean Murphy Milo O'Shea
Michael Manifold Dermot Tuohy
Colonel Remnant Christopher Casson
Ferdinand Bull Aiden Grennell
A Drunk Vincent Scally
Production Team  
Settings by Kay Casson
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Musician Dermot Murnaghan
Musician John Ronayne
Produced by John Izon
Manager Lord Longford
Stage Manager Dan O'Connell(2)
Assistant Stage Manager Denis Hoey
Assistant Stage Manager Vincent Scally
Wardrobe Joan O'Rourke
Wardrobe Assistant Maura O'Rourke
Wardrobe Assistant Gladys Richards
Chief Electrician Patrick Long
Secretary Ann O'Connor
Carpenter Michael Lambert
Assistant Secretary Kathleen McLoughlin

Published Scripts

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  • Published By

    P.J. Bourke

  • Address

    64 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lady Boyd

  • Address

    Ince Castle

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1752 842 672

  • Email


Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, with additional information from No Profit but the Name: The Longfords at the Gate by John Cowell.