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  • Playwright

    Margaret Kennedy  Gregory Ratoff 

  • Author Notes

    from the Russian of Ilya Surguchev
  • Setting

    The Brooke's Drawing-room in Cadogen Square.

  • Synopsis

    A drama about a man in the 'autumn' of his years, who is blind to his wife's infidelity and also rather unfortunately for him, fast becoming blind in the physical sense too.

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  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Simmons Dermot Tuohy
Mark Seeley Liam Gaffney
Sir Brian Brooke Maurice O'Brien (1)
Angela Cane Ginette Waddell
Lady Catherine Brooke Meriel Moore
May Drummond May Carey
Crop Gunning Cecil Brock
Monica Brooke Vivien Dillon
George Drummond John Kelly (1)
Nannie Evelyn Lund
Arnold Cane Jack Hoey
Doris Charmian Winwood
Jane Gunning Deirdre O'Meara
Production Team  
Producer Maurice O'Brien (1)
Producer Hamlyn Benson
Musical Director Annie McNally
Musician Florence Byrne
Musician Annie McNally
Manager Hamlyn Benson
Manager Maurice O'Brien (1)
Stage Manager Cecil Brock
Stage Manager John Kelly (1)
Assistant Carpenter Dan McDonnell
Chief Electrician Patrick Long
Model Maker Kay Casson
Carpenter Michael Lambert

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