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FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS

The uproarious sequel to Wedding Fever.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John McDonnell  James Young 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Austin Steele
    Press cuttings note the play by Austin Steele "has been adapted by John McDonnell and James Young".

  • Setting

    The Galbraith family home, Belfast.

  • Notes

    The production list for this entry is drawn from contemporary press reviews. As such, cast size details should be taken as approximate. Character names were largely not indicated.

  • Synopsis

    Two members of a Russian delegation to Belfast request that they stay at a typical working class family home. Mrs Galbraith must work out how to accommodate themselves, her extended family, and flooded out neighbours - and all that before a contingent of Eskimos arrive too.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    8

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    21 May 1962

  • Production

    Presented by Group Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Group Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    This play was originally set in Lancashire but was specifically adapted for this run to an Ulster setting.

Original Cast  
Unspecified Character(s) Frank Crummey
Sadie Galbraith Melda Davey
Unspecified Character(s) Maureen Dow
Unspecified Character(s) Jack Hudson
Unspecified Character(s) Jean Lundy
Unspecified Character(s) Nina Rathbone Scott
Unspecified Character(s) Hugh Swandell
Unspecified Character(s) James Young
Production Team  
Director James Young
Designer Jack Hudson

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was sourced from contemporary press reviews for the Irish Playography project.