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The Whip Hand

A comedy in three acts by B G MacCarthy

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    B G MacCarthy 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the Fogarty's kitchen, and occurs within the first three weeks of July.

  • Synopsis

    With land as her greatest concern, a mother schemes so that her son will make a beneficial marriage.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Paud Fogarty Michael J. Dolan
Larry Fogarty Brian O'Higgins
Mrs Fogarty Eileen Crowe
Berney Regan Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
John Fogarty Fred Johnson
Willie Branigan Liam Redmond
Nora Sheila Manahan
Peter Cavanagh Harry Webster
Dan Keogh F J McCormick
Maureen Keogh Maureen O'Sullivan
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Michael Clarke (2)
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Whip Hand

  • Year

    1943

  • Published By

    Duffy

  • Address

    England

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.