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Quin's Secret

A Comedy in Three Acts by George Shiels


  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    The Office of a Potato Stores in a town in Northern Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    George Shiels illustrates that corruption is just as debilitating to the soul of a small business as a large one, with this comedy about a dodgy agricultural produce dealer in a small Northern town. Quin is the company book-keeper and the only honest man there, yet his crime is to let the fraud perpetrated by the manager, the store foreman and the weighbridge keeper go unreported.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Quin Cyril Cusack
Dolman P.J. Carolan
Cassie Sheila Timmon
Briggs Arthur Shields
Mrs. Henry Sheila Maguire
Miss Norris Maureen Delaney
Bob Reid Fred Johnson
Mrs. Dolman Ann Clery
Crilly Michael J. Dolan
Nellie Madge Heron
Production Team  
Settings by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Hugh Hunt

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Quin's secret : a comedy in three acts / by George Shiels.

  • Year


  • Published By

    Golden Eagle

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

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 of the time.