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The End House

A Play in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    Joseph Tomelty 

  • Setting

    The Falls Road area of Belfast

  • Synopsis

    Family drama set against the RUC's 1937 campaign against the IRA.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Seamus Cyril Cusack
Insurance Visitor Christine Hayden
Baker Denis O'Dea
Wallace Mac Astocker F J McCormick
Policeman Seamus Locke
Sergeant, R.U.C. Fred Johnson
Mrs Fruin Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Mrs Griffith Eileen Crowe
Saralice May Craig
Policeman Brian O'Higgins
Stewartie Pullar Michael J. Dolan
Constable Hanna Harry Brogan
Monica Siobhan Nic Chionnaith
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Alicia Sweetman
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Joseph Tomelty: Collected Plays

  • Year


  • Published By

    Lagan Press

  • Address

    7 Lower Crescent
    Belfast BT7 1NR
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • ISBN

    978 1 908188199

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Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email


  • Website


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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.