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Poor Errand

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Joseph Tomelty 

  • Setting

    Stoupe's house in Belfast, April 1941.

  • Synopsis

    During a Second World War air raid on Belfast, sailor Stephen Durnan escapes with an apparent double murder, and lodges in a working-class district suffering the aftermath of the blitz.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Air Raid Warden Dan Fitzpatrick
Winnie Durnan Elizabeth Begley
Stoupe John F. Tyrone
Stephen Durnan Joseph Tomelty
Dr. Hartwell John McDade
James Blake Jack O'Malley
Becky Mitchell Estie McCormick
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
Producer J.R. Mageean
Lighting Dan O'Connell (1)
Sound Reproduction and Records by Peter Maybury
General Manager Joseph Tomelty
Chief Electrician Dan O'Connell (1)

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of Northern Ireland

  • Address

    The Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North
    Belfast BT1 5GB
    Northern Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Roma Tomelty

  • Address

    11 Hopefield Ave
    Belfast BT15 5AP
    Northern Ireland

  • Email

    romatomelty@hotmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, from press cuttings, and from the Theatre Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.