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Murder, Like Charity, ...


  • Playwright

    Andrew Ganly 

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place in the sitting-room of Theo's house.

  • Synopsis

    Theo, a suburban widower with an invalid son and a doting daughter, shares his house with his sister-in-law and a maid. Julian, meanwhile, an architect with a penchant for beating his wife, is a close friend of the family. When it emerges that Theo is in love with Julian's mother Clara, all hell breaks loose...

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Theo Hilton Edwards
Julian Micheál Mac Liammóir
Aunt Jessie Coralie Carmichael
Philip Gerard Healy
Clara Meriel Moore
Alice Máirín Hayes
Janet Sheila May
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Bay Jellett
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Stage Manager Cecil Monson
Assistant Stage Manager Máirín Hayes
Wardrobe Christina Keely
Assistant Art Director Molly MacEwen

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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