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RIGHT AGAIN BARNUM

A Comedy

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Joseph Tomelty 

  • Setting

    The kitchen of a cottage outside Drogheda in 1941.

  • Synopsis

    The Marley family hurridly evacuate to the Boyne country after their house is blown up in the Belfast Blitz. Together with their friend Barney Brudge, who is newly converted to religion after his near-death experience, they find lodging in the country with archaologist Jack Hart, who seems kindly and learned. In the next few days, however, the characterful Marleys discover all is not as it seems, and through numerous scrapes and adventures, resourceful Martha, lovelorn Gugs, would-be composer Willie John and loveable scatterbrained Rabby discover the truth.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Gugs Marley Elizabeth Begley
Albert Bonin Patrick Canavan
Rabby Marley John McDade
Mrs Marley Min Milligan
Barney Brudge Jack O'Malley
Jack Hart John F. Tyrone
Willie John Marley James Young
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
General Manager Joseph Tomelty
Produced by J.R. Mageean
Stage Manager Dan Fitzpatrick
Chief Electrician Dan O'Connell (1)
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Right Again, Barnum: a Comedy in Three Acts

  • Year

    1950

  • Published By

    H.R. Carter Publications Ltd.

  • Address

    2 Marcus Ward Street
    Belfast
    Antrim
    Northern Ireland

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    SOURCE OF INFORMATION

    Information for this entry has come from the company programme for the premiere production, the published script and the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.