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Cadenza in Black

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Arthur Duff 

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place in the sitting-room of 'Sandringham', the Weldon's home in a suburb of Dublin towards the end of the Anglo-Irish struggle.

  • Synopsis

    A play about the impact of the establishment of the Irish Free State on a well-to-do Dublin Protestant family ast they gradually find their position in society challenged by the staunch Catholicism of the new State.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Margaret Cathleen Delany
Albert Weldon Ronald Ibbs
A Cabman Robert Lepler
Vera Weldon Betty Chancellor
George Weldon John Stephenson (1)
Doctor Wilson Norman Scace
Lily Weldon Ann Penhallow
Florence Thornycroft Nora O'Mahony
Harry Exham Ian Aylmer
Maud Webster Jean Anderson
Sam Turnbull Hamlyn Benson
Cecil Mortimer Robert Bett
Dorrie Clodagh Garratt
Wesley Freeman Blake Gifford
Production Team  
Director Peter Powell
Set Designer Peter Powell
Lighting Designer Peter Powell
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Alice Brough
Stage Manager Robert Bett
Assistant Stage Manager Doris Cloghran
Set Construction Michael Lambert
Set Construction J. Lambert
Set Painter Nora McCartan
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Patrick Long
Carpenter J. Lambert

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.