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Tomorrow Never Comes

A Play in Three Acts by Louis D'alton


  • Playwright

    Louis d'Alton 

  • Setting

    The scene is laid in the kitchen of Broderick's public-house, a mile from the village of Carragh on the Limerick-Tipperary border.

  • Synopsis

    Lar Broderick is a miserly publican who is under great stress because of the many debts he owes. He decides to murder an old man for his money, but discovers, after the deed is done, that the money is not in a negotiable form. His guilty conscience conjures up the spirit if the dead man to haunt him.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Ned Claffey Cyril Cusack
Mary Broderick Ria Mooney
James McEvelly Michael J. Dolan
Mrs. Counihan May Craig
Lar Broderick Louis d'Alton
Guard Bannon Seamus Healy
Cornelius D'arcy W. O'Gorman
Mick Hennessy Denis O'Dea
Sergeant Harrigan Austin Meldon
Production Team  
Settings by Anne Yeats
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Louis d'Alton

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

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Source Of Information

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