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Moses' Rock

A Play in Three Acts, by Hugh Hunt and Frank O'Connor


  • Playwright

    Hugh Hunt  Frank O'Connor 

  • Setting

    A room off the dining-room of O'Leary's house in Cork.
    Time - December, 1890 - October 1891

  • Synopsis

    The fallout that the Parnell split has on a Cork household is illustrated as young attractive Joan O'Leary is courted by men both for the Parnellite position and against it.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Ned Hegarty Cyril Cusack
Lieutenant Grant Fortescue P.H. Considine
Joan O'Leary Shelah Richards
Biddy Lally Christine Hayden
Cady O'Leary W. O'Gorman
Nelly Gertrude Quinn
Shuvaun O'Leary Sheila Ward
Dr. Corney Jackson Liam Redmond
Jer Coghlan Fred Johnson
Kate O'Leary Ann Clery
Sorry O'Sullivan Evelyn MacNiece
Production Team  
Settings by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Hugh Hunt

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Moses' Rock: A Play in Three Acts by Frank O'Connor and Hugh Hunt

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  • Published By

    Catholic University of America Press

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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.