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Storm Over Wicklow


  • Playwright

    Mary Manning (1) 

  • Setting

    The Lounge Hall of Boylan's - a small hotel in Co. Wicklow. About 4 o'clock on Sunday afteroon of the Whitsuntide weekend, 1931.

  • Notes

    According to Cathy Leeney ('Irish Women Playwrights 1900-1939'), the script for 'Storm Over Wicklow' cannot be traced.

  • Synopsis

    One-act farce about English tourists who, having taken to heart AE and Lennox Robinson's advice to 'seek some place in the mountains - as far away from Dublin as possible',travel to the wilds of Wicklow and come upon a small isolated hotel. Bad weather descends and the guests of the hotel are forced into a certain intimacy...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    14 March 1933

  • Producer

    Produced by Gate Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Storm Over Wicklow played in a triple bill with 'Princely Fortune' by Su Ting Po and 'St. Patrick's Day' by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Original Cast  
Miss Isabella Lillywhite Mary Manning (1)
Mr. Henry Wilkinson Raymond Percy
Miss Jenny Lillywhite Florence Lynch
Mr. Reginald Foster Eve Watkinson
Mrs. Henry Wilkinson May Carey
Mr. Charles Grogan George Norton
Miss Betty Vance Hazel Ellis
Bridget Geraldine Walsh
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Costumes Micheál Mac Liammóir
Stage Manager Art O'Murnaghan
Assistant Stage Manager Máirín Hayes
Stage Carpenter Michael Lambert
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Martin Rabbett
Secretary Mrs. Hughes
Assistant Secretary Lionel Dymoke

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings