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Hollywood Pirate


  • Playwright

    Micheál Mac Liammóir  Isa Hughes 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Marcel Achard

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from 'Le Corsaire' (1938)
  • Setting

    1937 The Studio of 'American Pictures' at Hollywood. 1716 The cabin of 'The Fortune' in the Caribbean Sea.

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of Achard's French comedy 'Le Corsaire' which is a comic look at the absurdities of a Hollywood film shoot. The movie is swashbuckling adventure about an English beauty who falls for a pirate. It soon becomes apparent that the actors playing the roles may be reliving their previous lives.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Leo Gregory Christopher Casson
Elmer Cadwell Roy Irving
Benjamin W. Ley Erwin Goldwater
Pamela Eleanor Wilson
Adelaide Eleanor Wilson
Sam Kasberg Tyrell Pine
Toby Kasberg Tyrell Pine
Smith Lea Hollinshead
Nor' nor' west Lea Hollinshead
Blore Brian Coote
Flanigan Brian Coote
Kay Morgan Máirín Hayes
An English Captain Lionel Dymoke
Cristobel One-Eye Christopher Casson
Page-boys Dermot Tuohy
Frank O'Hara Micheál Mac Liammóir
Kid Jackson Micheál Mac Liammóir
Richard Preston Gerard Healy
C.B. Rickard Raymond Percy
Haines James Devoy
Georgia Swan Meriel Moore
Evangeline Meriel Moore
The Duke Lionel Dymoke
Page-boys Seumas MacDonnell
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Molly McEwen
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Costumes Molly McEwen
Musician Margaret McNamee
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Bay Jellett
Stage Manager Cecil Monson
Assistant Stage Manager Gerard Healy
Assistant Stage Manager Máirín Hayes
Assistant Stage Manager Brian Coote
Stage Carpenter Michael Lambert
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Michael Travers

  • Address

    Inch, Annascaul
    Tralee, Co Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)66 915 8223 | +353 (0)87 947 5256

Source Of Information

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