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The Strings are False

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Paul Vincent Carroll 

  • Setting

    The refuge room in the Presbytery of Canon Courtney of St. Bride's Church.

  • Synopsis

    A stricken, terrified people seek advice and safety from Canon Courtney in the crypt of a church.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    17

  • Cast Size Female

    17

  • Cast Notes

    Doubling is possible. In the original production, in addition to the specified characters, 17 actors play a variety of roles.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Children Jennifer Johnston
Ted Bogle Harry Brogan
Madge Daphne Carroll
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Con O'Connor
Alec Dan O'Herlihy
Sarah Maureen Delaney
Sadie O'Neill Gertrude Quinn
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Anne Yeats
Children Betty Long
Louis Liebens Laurence Elyan
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Patrick Nolan
Iris Ryan Sheila May
An A.R.P. Messenger Diarmuid O'Tuatha
Veronica Evelyn Lund
Jerry Hoare Michael Walsh (2)
Geordie Joseph O'Dea
Councillor Bill Randall Norman Barrs
Inspector Steele Jim Dunne
Councillor McPerkie Lionel Day
A Religious Text Sandwich Man Robert Mooney
A Gravedigger Robert Mooney
Maisie Gillespie Sheila Carty
Canon Courteney Charles Keogh
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Judy Bolton
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Moya Devine
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Una Fleming
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Nualla Healy
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Norine McGilligan
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Elie McInnelly
Members of the A.R.P. Services etc. Joan Wall
Production Team  
Set Designer Ralph Cusack
Music Composed by Brian Boydell
Design Assistant Anne Yeats
Produced by Shelah Richards
Stage Director Cecil Ford
Stage Manager Cecil Brock
Assistant Stage Manager Sheila Carty
Publicity Niall Sheridan

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Helena Carroll

  • Address

    Apt No 480 The Whitby Apartments
    325 West 45th Street
    New York
    USA

  • Phone

    001 212 246 0430 ext 418

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and press cuttings of the time.