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Time's Pocket

A Play in Five Acts, by Frank O'Connor


  • Playwright

    Frank O'Connor 

  • Setting

    Driscoll's cottage in Cork City about 1860.

  • Synopsis

    Corporal Dargan is imprisoned while his love, Nance Driscoll, is married off to another man.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Nance Ria Mooney
Policemen Paud Holahan
Mylie Dargan Brian McAuliffe
Sergeant of Police Malachi Keegan
Ted Fahy Victor Boyd
Policemen M. Finn
Soldiers Gearoid Ó hIceadha
Orderly Wilfred Brambell
Ned Sullivan J. Winter
Denis Austin Meldon
Patrick Denis O'Dea
Martin Conlan F J McCormick
Corporal Dargan W. O'Gorman
The General's Wife Sheila Ward
Sergeant Daly Fred Johnson
Abby Driscoll Eileen Crowe
The General Eric Gorman
Father Costello Michael J. Dolan
Soldiers Thomas O'Gorman
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Settings by Tanya Moiseiwitsch

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email


  • Website


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Peters Fraser Dunlop (PFD)

  • Address

    55 New Oxford Street
    London WC1A 1BS

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7344 1000

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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