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Typhoid Mary


  • Playwright

    Eithne McGuinness 

  • Setting

    The play is set in Mary's mind between 1883 and 1935

  • Synopsis

    Irish emigrant Mary Mallon earned a reputation as a fine cook before being accused of poisoning her wealthy New York employers. Branded as the most dangerous woman in America, she was locked up for 28 years. The monotony broken only by her sumptuous plans for supper, she concocts her own version, the real story.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    06 September 1997

  • Production Notes

    Presented by Queen of Sheba.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Bewley's Café Theatre

Original Cast  
Mary Mallon Eithne McGuinness
Production Team  
Director Camilla Hazelton
Producer Eithne McGuinness
Lighting Designer Ronan McDonald
Costume Designer Caitríona Ní Threasaigh
Music Composed by Vincent Doherty
Assistant Producer Rhona Greene
Assistant Producer Iseult McGuinness
Lighting Operator Richard O'Reilly
Poster and Programme Design Derek Carroll
Photography Sandra Johnston
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The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.