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Juliet in the Rain


  • Playwright

    Micheál Mac Liammóir 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Henry René Lenormand

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Lenormand's play 'Les Ratés' (1920)
  • Setting

    A rehearsal room on the North side of Dublin.

  • Synopsis

    A play about the nature of creativity. A playwright,identified only as 'He', rehearses his play before it goes on tour around the small towns of Ireland. The emotional and financial strain of pursuing an artistic life ends up damaging his marriage to 'She'.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the above cast, there are 10 additional actors playing 'Ladies in the Audience'.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Jack McCoy Christopher Casson
Boots Lea Hollinshead
An Actor Lea Hollinshead
A Negro Lea Hollinshead
Inspector Brian Coote
Second Ghost Seumas MacDonnell
Miss Nellie Carruthers Grace Crotty
She Úna Lyon
The Urban Councillor Wolfe Curran
The Librarian John Strange
His wife Caroline Masey
J.B. Kelly Tyrell Pine
A Barmaid Isolde Hughes
A Rake Roy Irving
William Sheridan Hilton Edwards
He Micheál Mac Liammóir
Dresser Kathleen McKibbin
His daughter Sally Travers
Terence Nobel Liam Gaffney
A Corporal Gerard Healy
A Soldier James Devoy
A Waiter James Devoy
A Chemist Cecil Monson
Miss Myrtle Purcell Máirín Hayes
Mrs. Greelish Caroline Masey
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Set Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Musician Bay Jellett
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Margaret McNamee
Stage Manager Cecil Monson
Assistant Stage Manager Brian Coote
Assistant Stage Manager Gerard Healy
Assistant Stage Manager Máirín Hayes
Stage Carpenter Frank Caffrey (1)
Set Painter Molly McEwen
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Frank McEnhill

Unpublished Scripts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.