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The Shuiler's Child


  • Playwright

    Seumus O'Kelly 

  • Notes

    James Stephens appeared in this production under the pseudonym Stephen James.

  • Synopsis

    Moll Woods is a lone parent who has been forced to abandon her son. When she rediscovers her child in a house she calls to, her sense of motherhood is pitted against that of the foster mother.

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  • Cast Notes

    The cast details below may not be complete as they are derived from various printed sources, not the production programme or printed play text.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production


  • Production Notes

    This play was subsequently produced by The Abbey Theatre on 24th November 1910.
  • Producer

    Produced by Theatre of Ireland (1906 - 1912)

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    We have been unable to establish where this production by the Theatre of Ireland took place. The company performed in three venues: the Rotunda, Molesworth Hall and the Abbey Theatre.

Original Cast  
Government Inspector Constance Markiewicz
Unspecified Character(s) James Stephens
Moll Maire Nic Shiubhlaigh

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Shuiler's Child by Seamus O'Kelly

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  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Copyright Expired

Source Of Information

The details of the productions of the Theatre of Ireland repertoire are as yet incomplete in the Irish Playography. In compiling the list of productions, we have used various sources including The Alternative Dramatic Revival in Ireland by Karen Vandevelde, Thomas MacDonagh, a Critical Biography by Johann A. Norstedt, A Century of Irish Drama: Widening the Stage edited by Eileen M Morgan, Shakir Mustafa, Stephen Watt and printed play texts.