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Fanny's First Play

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Notes

    Shaw wrote this anonymously and has the critics speculate as to the author of the play and conclude that Shaw couldn't have written it as he didn't have the heart to inject such passion into the drama.

  • Synopsis

    Count O'Dowda gives his daughter the birthday gift of a professional production of her play. It turns out to have a subject closer to the bone than he would've liked.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    12

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    19 April 1911

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Little Theatre

Original Cast  
Dora Delaney Dorothy Minto
Footman A.E. Filmer
Cecil Savoyard Lewis Sealy
Count O'Dowda Harcourt Williams
Fanny O'Dowda Christine Silver
Mr. Trotter Claude King
Mr. Vaughan S. Creagh King
Mr. Gunn Reginald Owen
Flawner Bannal Nigel Playfair
Robin Gilbey Fewlass Llewellyn
Maria Gilbey Gwynneth Galton
Juggins the footman H.K. Ayliff
Amelia Knox Cicely Hamilton
Joseph Knox Arnold Lucy
Margaret Knox Lillah McCarthy
Lieutenant Duvallet Raymond Lauzette
Bobby Gilbey Shiel Barry

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