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When Lovely Woman

A Comedy by Lennox Robinson.


  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Setting

    Mrs. Faithful Jagoe's Apartment in London.
    Lady Tweedmore's roof garden in Wales.

  • Synopsis

    A wealthy American widow sets out on a mission to rescue the stately homes of England. She goes about providing the necessary dowries and matchmaking skills so that these impecunious aristocrats who own the old piles can be satisfactorially married off.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Maurice Corrigan Micheál Mac Liammóir
Mrs. Faithful Jagoe Georgette Thierry
Florrie Spencer Sheila May
Tom Woodley Roy Irving
Prodhurst Cecil Monson
Miss Hunter Diana Vernon
Hon. John Warrenden Lionel Dymoke
Sylvia Beecham Meriel Moore
Lady Tweedmore Coralie Carmichael
Clarice Woodley Geraldine Mitchel
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Set Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Bay Jellett
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Stage Manager Cecil Monson
Assistant Stage Manager Máirín Hayes
Set Construction Michael Lambert
Stage Carpenter Michael Lambert
Set Painter Molly McEwen
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Martin Rabbett

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Abbey Theatre Archive

  • Address

    Abbey and Peacock Theatres
    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 887 2200

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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