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What the Doctor Ordered

A comedy in three acts.


  • Playwright

    MJJ MacKeown 

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place in the sitting-room of Frank Cryan's house in Castleboye, during three days of winter.

  • Synopsis

    On the eve of her wedding day, the ward of a rural doctor discovers that her parent's marriage certificate is missing.

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    20 September 1943

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  • Original Venue

    3Olympia Theatre

Original Cast  
Bridget Maureen Delaney
Pat John McDarby
Mary Phyllis Ryan
Frank Cryan, M.B. Austin Meldon
Nicholas Parrell, M.D. John Stephenson (1)
Henry O'Halvey Fred Johnson
"Doctor" Dan Harry Brogan
Cyril Hallond Wilfred Brambell
Mrs. Hallond Eileen Ashe
Production Team  
Producer John Stephenson (1)

Published Scripts

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    What the Doctor Ordered: a comedy in three acts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings and the published script.