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A Comedy in One Act


  • Playwright

    Fand O'Grady 

  • Setting

    A Dublin boarding-house.

  • Synopsis

    Boarding-house owner Mrs McCarthy has to contend with both a feckless husband and a motley crew of troublesome tenents. Money difficulties force her to start pawning off various possessions belonging to her boarders: as each item is eventually missed, Mrs McCarthy is forced to retrieve it from the shop by pawning off another item in exchange, thus pushing her further and further into a spiral of domestic chaos.

    A comedy.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email


  • Website


Rights Information

  • Copyright Expired

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