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The Big House

Four Scenes in its Life, by Lennox Robinson

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Setting

    The Drawing-Room at Ballydonal House. A November morning, 1918. The small Dining-Room. A June evening, 1921. A February night, 1923.

  • Synopsis

    In this satire, Robinson contrasts the 'Them' and 'Us' of the Anglo-Irish gentry and the ordinary Irish respectively in their different reactions to the big events of 1918, 1921 and 1923.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Annie Daly Ria Mooney
Rev. Henry Brown Michael J. Dolan
Mrs. Alcock Eileen Crowe
Captain Montgomery Despard F J McCormick
St. Leger Alcock Barry Fitzgerald
Young Man Arthur Shields
Vandaleur O'Neill Tony Quinn (1)
Young Man John Stephenson (1)
Kate Alcock Shelah Richards
Atkins P.J. Carolan
Young Man Walter Dillon
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Company Manager Michael J. Dolan
Assistant Producer Arthur Shields
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Abbey Theatre Archive

  • Address

    Abbey and Peacock Theatres
    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 887 2200

  • Email

    info@abbeytheatre.ie

  • Website

    www.abbeytheatre.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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