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Dazzling Prospect

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    M.J. Farrell  John Perry 

  • Setting

    Woodruff, a country house in Ireland; March 1960

  • Synopsis

    Michael and Joan Byrne train race horses at their Irish estate. Their wealthiest owners, the Sheedys, are demanding instant results from the stable star, King’s Ransome, or, alternatively, instant repayment of a substantial loan. As the day for the big race nears, John Sheedy suggests a change of jockey and a shot of dope for King’s Ransome. To complicate matters, Bijou Furze, a maiden aunt who lives with the Byrnes, makes plans to dope the stable’s second runner, The Dazzler. In the event, neither horse is doped, but a thunderstorm does upset the race's odds.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Martin Mahoney Dermot Kelly
Wendy Sheedy Peggy Marshall
Joan Byrne Joyce Carey
Michael Byrne Richard Leech
Liam Walsh John McDarby
William Byrne Brook Williams
Miss Bijou Furze Margaret Rutherford
Breda Phelan Hazel Hughes
Aroon Fox-Collier Sarah Miles
Doctor Quinlan Michael Kent
Production Team  
Director Sir John Gielgud

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Dazzling Prospect

  • Year

    1961

  • Published By

    Samuel French Inc

  • Address

    45 West 25th Street - Dept.W
    New York
    USA

  • Phone

    + 1 212 206-8990

  • Website

    www.samuelfrench.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Professional

  • Contact

    Eric Glass Ltd

  • Address

    25 Ladbroke Crescent
    London, W11 1PS
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20-7229 9500

  • Email

    eglassltd@aol.com

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    Samuel French Ltd

  • Address

    52 Fitzroy St
    London W1T 5JR
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7387 9373

  • Website

    samuelfrench-london.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION