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The Coloured Balloon

A Comedy in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    Margaret O'Leary 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Sally Joyce Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Sonny Manning Patrick Fay
Jerry Joyce F J McCormick
Geoffrey Burke, N.T. Fred Johnson
Philomena Burke Eithne Dunne
Mrs Mollie Manning Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Catherine Nolan Eileen Crowe
Mrs Hannah Burke May Craig
Mina Joyce Ria Mooney
Carmel Joan Plunkett
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email


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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.