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Paul Twyning

A Comedy in Three Acts, by George Shiels

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    The kitchen in James Deegan's house. A drinking-room in Patrick Deegan's Public House.

  • Synopsis

    Set in a country house somewhere in Ireland at the beginning of the twentieth century, this comedy centres on the stubborness of the farmer and magistrate James Deegan, a notoriusly stern and strict man who eventually drives his chilren away from home for not obeying his wishes.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Dan Deegan Michael J. Dolan
Mrs. Deegan May Craig
Denis M'Gothigan Eric Gorman
Rose M'Gothigan Eileen Crowe
Daisy Mullen Christine Hayden
Paul Twyning Barry Fitzgerald
Mr. O'Hagan Peter Nolan
Jim Deegan Tony Quinn (1)
James Deegan Gabriel J. Fallon
Patrick Deegan P.J. Carolan
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Lennox Robinson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Three plays: Professor Tim; Paul Twyning; The new gossoon. By George Shiels

  • Year

    1945

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire
    SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Email

    cs@colinsmythe.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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