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Boyd's Shop


  • Playwright

    St. John Greer Ervine 

  • Synopsis

    Romance about the conflict that occurs when a new grocer comes to a small Irish town and falls in love with the daughter of his main rival.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    19 February 1936

  • Production Notes

    Produced by The Play-House, Liverpool.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Play-House, Liverpool.

Original Cast  
Andy Haveron John Cresswell
Andrew Boyd Lloyd Pearson
Agnes Boyd Rachel Kempson
Miss McClurg Deirdre Doyle
John Haslett James Stephenson
Mrs. McBratney Pauline Lacey
Mrs. Clotworthy Eileen Douglas
Miss Logan Joy Erskine-Young
Rev. Ernest Dunwoody, M.A. Michael Redgrave
William Henry Doak Stephen Jack
Carrie Louise Frodsham
Rev. Arthur Patterson Alfred Sangster
Production Team  
Produced by William Armstrong

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Selected Plays of St.John Ervine chosen & introduced by John Cronin

  • Year


  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript.