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Drama at Inish

An exaggeration in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Synopsis

    A farce about a repertory company who come to the village of Inish and perform dark psychologically introspective works from the likes of Chekov, Strindberg and Ibsen. The inhabitants start to develop neuroses, complexes and inhibitions like the characters of the plays. Finally the villagers get fed up with all this navel-gazing and drive the company out in favour of being entertained by the circus.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Peter Hurley, T.D. Eric Gorman
Annie Twohig Ann Clery
Hector De La Mare Paul Farrell
John Hegarty Fred Johnson
John Twohig W. O'Gorman
Lizzie Twohig Christine Hayden
Christine Lambert Gladys Maher
Helena Nora O'Mahony
Tom Mooney J. Winter
Eddie Twohig Joseph Linnane
William Slattery Don Barry
Michael Rex Mackey
Constance Constantia Elizabeth Potter
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

Published Scripts

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


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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script and from press cuttings of the time.