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The Round Table

A Comic Tragedy in Three Acts by Lennox Robinson


  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Synopsis

    Daisy Drennan has just got engaged and she becomes consumed by the task of engineering the similar pairing off of the rest of her family with results both comic and tragic.

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    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Philip Flahive Michael J. Dolan
Mrs. Pegum Esme Ward
A Railway Porter Patrick Kirwan
A Woman Beatrice Elvery
Miss Pegum Annie Kirby
Mrs. Drennan Helena Molony
Bee Drennan Eileen O'Kelly
Christopher Pegum P.J. Carolan
Two Men Gabriel J. Fallon
Fan Franks Dorothy Lynd
Jonty Drennan Hugh Nagle
Tom Breen Tony Quinn (1)
Two Men Peter Nolan
De Courcy Drennan Barry Fitzgerald
Daisy Drennan Eileen Crowe
Miss Williams Williams May Craig
An Elderly Woman Maire Sweeney
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The round table : a comic tragedy in three acts / by Lennox Robinson

  • Year


  • Published By

    Putnam, G.P.

  • Address


  • Title

    Plays by Lennox Robinson.

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  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Abbey Theatre Archive

  • Address

    Abbey and Peacock Theatres
    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 887 2200

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.