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A Pound on Demand


  • Playwright

    Sean O'Casey 

  • Setting

    A Post Office

  • Synopsis

    A comic tale about a pair of drunks, desperate for one more pound to spend at the pub.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    16 October 1939

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Q Theatre, London
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Produced at the Q Theatre, London

Original Cast  
A Girl Irene Handle
Jerry John Laurie
Sammy Edgar K. Bruce
Production Team  
Director Beatrix Lehmann

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Sean O'Casey: Macnaughton Lord Representation

  • Address

    44 South Molton Street
    London W1K 5RT

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7499 1411

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from printed sources, with additional information from Sean O'Casey: A Research and Production sourcebook, Schrank (1996)