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THE STRINGS ARE FALSE

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Paul Vincent Carroll 

  • Setting

    The refuge room in the Presbytery of Canon Courtney of St. Bride's Church.

  • Synopsis

    A stricken, terrified people seek advice and safety from Canon Courtney in the crypt of a church.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    17

  • Cast Size Female

    17

  • Cast Notes

    Doubling is possible. In the original production, in addition to the specified characters, 17 actors play a variety of roles.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Councillor Bill Randall Norman Barrs
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Judy Bolton
Ted Bogle Harry Brogan
Madge Daphne Carroll
Maisie Gillespie Sheila Carty
Councillor McPerkie Lionel Day
Sarah Maureen Delaney
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Moya Devine
Inspector Steele Jim Dunne
Louis Liebens Laurence Elyan
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Una Fleming
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Nualla Healy
Children Jennifer Johnston
Canon Courteney Charles Keogh
Children Betty Long
Veronica Evelyn Lund
Iris Ryan Sheila May
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Norine McGilligan
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Elie McInnelly
A Religious Text Sandwich Man Robert Mooney
A Gravedigger Robert Mooney
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Patrick Nolan
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Con O'Connor
Geordie Joseph O'Dea
Alec Dan O'Herlihy
An A.R.P. Messenger Diarmuid O'Tuatha
Sadie O'Neill Gertrude Quinn
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Joan Wall
Jerry Hoare Michael Walsh
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Anne Yeats
Production Team  
Set Designer Ralph Cusack
Music Composed by Brian Boydell
Design Assistant Anne Yeats
Produced by Shelah Richards
Stage Director Cecil Ford
Stage Manager Cecil Brock
Assistant Stage Manager Sheila Carty
Publicity Niall Sheridan
  • Contact

    Helena Carroll

  • Address

    Apt No 480 The Whitby Apartments
    325 West 45th Street
    New York
    US

  • Phone

    001 212 246 0430 ext 418

  • RIGHTS INFORMATION

    • Territory

      All Territories

    • Rights Type

      All Rights

    • Contact

      Helena Carroll

    • Address

      Apt No 480 The Whitby Apartments
      325 West 45th Street
      New York
      US

    • Phone

      001 212 246 0430 ext 418

    SOURCE OF INFORMATION

    Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and press cuttings of the time.