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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
Pablo Gerard Quin
Joaquín Johann Manning
A Postman J.C. Warren
A Reporter from the "Heraldo de Madrid" Hubert Duncombe
Nati Winifred Matthews
Third Neighbour Nellie O'Sullivan
Second Neighbour Kathleen Dillon
First Neighbour Ida Moore
Lola Kathleen Mallin
Carmen Myrtle Mulligan
Senor Julian Joseph Miller
Juan R.G. Hennessy
Julieta Meriel Moore
An Apprentice Betty Chancellor
Senora Andrea Dorothy Casey
Mariana Coralie Carmichael
José-María López Micheál Mac Liammóir
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

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