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The Wife to a Famous Man

a comedy in three acts by Gregorio Martinez Sierra, translated for the Gate Theatre.


  • Playwright

    Liam Ó Briain 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Gregorio Martinez Sierra

  • Author Notes

    A new translation of 'La Mujer del Héroe' (1914)
  • Setting

    The action of the play is in Madrid.

  • Synopsis

    A story about the relationship between a military hero and his wife, which comes under growing strain when he achieves fame.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes


Original Production

Original Cast  
Senor Ramon Hilton Edwards
José-María López Micheál Mac Liammóir
Mariana Coralie Carmichael
Senora Andrea Dorothy Casey
An Apprentice Betty Chancellor
Julieta Meriel Moore
Juan R.G. Hennessy
Senor Julian Joseph Miller
Carmen Myrtle Mulligan
Lola Kathleen Mallin
First Neighbour Ida Moore
Second Neighbour Kathleen Dillon
Third Neighbour Nellie O'Sullivan
Nati Winifred Matthews
A Reporter from the "Heraldo de Madrid" Hubert Duncombe
A Postman J.C. Warren
Joaquín Johann Manning
Pablo Gerard Quin
Pepito P.J. Fardy
Production Team  
Director Micheál Mac Liammóir
Set Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Costume Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Stage Manager Art O'Murnaghan
Set Painter Micheál Mac Liammóir
Costume Construction Geraldine Dillon
Chief Electrician Michael Dunne
Secretary Mrs. Hughes

Unpublished Scripts

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