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The Pipe in the Fields

A Play in One Act, T.C. Murray


  • Playwright

    T.C. Murray 

  • Setting

    The Living-room of a farmhouse.

  • Synopsis

    An old tramp comes to stay at the home of the Kevilles. He plays the fife to entertain his hosts and thus captivates the son of the house, Peter. The fife is left behind on the old man's departure and Peter finds not only that he can magically play it, but that he sees visions as he plays.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Father Moore Michael J. Dolan
Nora Eileen Crowe
Mrs. Carolan Maureen Delaney
A Dancer Ginette Waddell
Peter F J McCormick
Martin Keville P.J. Carolan
Production Team  
Music by Dr. J.F. Larchet
Musical Advisor Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Stage Manager Arthur Shields
Secretary J.H. Perrin

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from press cuttings.