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The Great Improvement


  • Playwright

    Arnold Hill 

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place in the living room of the Prestons' bungalow in the Borough of Dun Laoghaire.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    22 June 1971

  • Production Notes

    Produced by 66 Productions.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Produced at the Gas Company Theatre, Dun Laoghaire.

Original Cast  
Charles Conor Evans
Lilian Phyl O'Doherty
Susan Cathryn Brennan
Fred Vincent Smith
Elsie Anita Reeves
Jimmy John Murphy (1)
Production Team  
Director Julie Hamilton
Stage Director Edward Clarke
Stage Manager Eleanor O'Callaghan
Set Designer Vincent Smith
Carpenter Gerry O'Neill
Set Painter George McKeown

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alan Hill

  • Address


  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this listing was taken from the play's original production programme.