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Tommy Tom Tom

A Comedy in One Act


  • Playwright

    Martin J McHugh 

  • Synopsis

    A play about three generations of the Droney family: Tom, his son Tom Tom, and his grandson Tommy Tom Tom. The Droneys wish to marry into the Lafferty family so that they can get their hands on the latter's family fortune. The shrewd Mrs. Lafferty,however, has other ideas. Tom and Tom Tom, grandfather and father, go to Mrs. Lafferty disguised as women so as to conceal their intentions. Tommy Tom Tom, however, rushes into the kitchen during their visit to tell them that he has discovered the Droney fortune while building a cowshed for Kate Lafferty.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Mrs Lafferty Maureen Delaney
Tom Droney Peter Nolan
Kate Lafferty Irene Kelly
Tommy Tom Tom Fred O'Donovan (1)
Mad Molly Dorothy Lynd
Tom Tom Droney Chas C O'Reilly
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by J Augustus Keogh
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

Published Scripts

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    Tommy Tom Tom

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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.