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The Suburban Groove

A Mild Satire in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    W.F. Casey 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the Dining Room of James O'Connor's House in a Dublin Suburb.

  • Synopsis

    A light satire dealing with an ordinary middle class family, trying to be as 'respectable' as modest means permit.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Jack O'Connor Udolphus Wright
James O'Connor Fred O'Donovan (1)
Una O'Connor Máire O'Neill (1)
Claud Callan Arthur Sinclair
Dick Dalton J M Kerrigan
Mrs James O'Connor Sara Allgood
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

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Source Of Information

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