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Happy Family

A Comedy by Mary Manning, Author of "Youth's the Season-?"


  • Playwright

    Mary Manning (1) 

  • Setting

    March 1934. A bedroom in the Blakes' house.

  • Synopsis

    Am amusing character comedy which gathers a family of eccentrics together in the same setting so that they can yabber on about their individual obsessions of communism, adventuring, mysticism, automobiles and etiquette.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Rory Forbes Micheál Mac Liammóir
Conor Knox Blake Gifford
Dr. Harvey Robert Hennessy (1)
Ted Blake Landon Sorrell
Dick Blake Cecil Monson
Miss Caroline White Diana Vernon
Major Gordon Lionel Dymoke
Juliet Blake Betty Chancellor
Charles Blake Edward Lexy
Dr. Donald Geddes Fred Johnson
Margaret Blake Coralie Carmichael
Rachel Blake Ria Mooney
Maisie Nellie Farrell
Production Team  
Director Denis Johnston
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Costumes Micheál Mac Liammóir
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Bay Jellett
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Stage Manager Art O'Murnaghan
Assistant Stage Manager Máirín Hayes
Stage Carpenter Michael Lambert
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Martin Rabbett
Publicity Harry Fine
Secretary Mrs. Hughes

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