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The Passing Day

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Shiels 

  • Synopsis

    Old John Fibbs is ill. His relatives are at the hospital and sick with worry. Worried that they each might be cut out of his will, for all they care about is money and John has been a committed miser accumulating a fortune of £40,000 over a lifetime of parsimony. This is a bitter social comedy that dramatises a situation that is only a tweak of the dial from reality.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Hind Cyril Cusack
John Fibbs Michael J. Dolan
Mrs. Fibbs May Craig
Old Man Eric Gorman
Samson Eric Gorman
The Nurse Eileen Crowe
The Doctor F J McCormick
Peter Fibbs Denis O'Dea
Looney Barry Fitzgerald
Daw Arthur Shields
Black P.J. Carolan
Old Woman Maureen Delany
Boy W. Redmond
Production Team  
Settings by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Produced by Hugh Hunt

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The passing day, a play in six scenes and The Jailbird, a comedy in three acts by George Shiels

  • Year

    1937

  • Published By

    Macmillan and Co.

  • Address

    London
    England

  • Title

    Selected Plays of George Shiels/ Chosen and Introduced by Christopher Murray

  • Year

    2008

  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

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

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

    sales@colinsmythe.co.uk

  • Website

    www.colinsmythe.co.uk

  • ISBN

    978-0861401529

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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

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