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The Marriage Packet

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Arthur Power 

  • Setting

    The West of Ireland

  • Synopsis

    A rural melodrama in which a greedy father marries off his daughter to a man she doesn't love. When the unfortunate girl attempts to escape with her sweetheart, the couple are betrayed and tragedy ensues.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    7

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Festus King Michael J. Dolan
Mrs King May Craig
Oona King Eileen Crowe
Mrs Cready Ann Clery
Joe Mulligan Fred Johnson
Sarah Ward Maureen Delaney
Tom Costello F J McCormick
Simon Cavanagh Denis O'Dea
Mrs Joyce Christine Hayden
Ganger Joyce P.J. Carolan
A Postman Joseph Linnane
Daisie Heany Frollie Mulhern
Kathleen Una O'Connor
Production Team  
Director Lennox Robinson
Assistant Director Arthur Shields

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.