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Quin's Secret

A Comedy in Three Acts by George Shiels

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Setting

    The Office of a Potato Stores in a town in Northern Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    George Shiels illustrates that corruption is just as debilitating to the soul of a small business as a large one, with this comedy about a dodgy agricultural produce dealer in a small Northern town. Quin is the company book-keeper and the only honest man there, yet his crime is to let the fraud perpetrated by the manager, the store foreman and the weighbridge keeper go unreported.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Quin Cyril Cusack
Crilly Michael J. Dolan
Mrs. Dolman Ann Clery
Bob Reid Fred Johnson
Miss Norris Maureen Delaney
Mrs. Henry Sheila Maguire
Briggs Arthur Shields
Cassie Sheila Timmon
Dolman P.J. Carolan
Nellie Madge Heron
Production Team  
Settings by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Hugh Hunt

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Quin's secret : a comedy in three acts / by George Shiels.

  • Year

    1947

  • Published By

    Golden Eagle

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

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 and from press cuttings of the time.