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'Twixt the Giltinans and the Carmodys


  • Playwright

    George Fitzmaurice 

  • Synopsis

    The scheming matchmaker Michael Clancy is determined to make his fortune by marrying off Billeen Twomey to one of two available women, and will stop at nothing to have his devious way. Billeen, however, has other ideas...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Michael Clancy Michael J. Dolan
Old Jane May Craig
Bridie Giltinan Eileen Crowe
Simon Giltinan F J McCormick
Mrs. Carmody Christine Hayden
Bileen Twomey Arthur Shields
Jamesie Carmody Peter Nolan
Shuvawn Eileen O'Kelly
Mrs. Giltinan Maureen Delany
Madge Carmody Gertrude Murphy
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Plays of George Fitzmaurice, Volume Three ( Introduced by Howard K. Slaughter)

  • Year


  • Published By

    Dolmen Press

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The George Fitzmaurice Society

  • Address

    c/o Fiona Brennan (trustee)
    Knocknagree, County Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    087 6494409

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.