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A Saint of Little Consequence

An Irish Comedy in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    John Crilley 

  • Setting

    Christie Crothers' farmhouse on the island of Deglin, eight miles off the coast of Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    A comedy in which published author Robert returns to his native island Deglin, where his father runs a moonshine business. Welcomed home as a success story, he gives an impromptu speech questioning the necessity of drink on the island. This has the result of turning the whole island teetotal, infuriating his father, but after several comic muddles and mix-ups, the islanders decide to return to their old ways.

  • Play Type

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Original Cast  
Mrs. Tagney Catherine Gibson
Christie Crothers Maurice O'Callaghan
Hughie James Ellis
Robert Denys Hawthorne
Mrs. Rosie Quirke Elizabeth Begley
Myles Crothers John F. Tyrone
'P.J.' Tagney J.G. Devlin
Mrs. Hyland Jean Lundy
Adelaide Haughey Kathleen Feenan
Piggy Quirke Robert Bernal
Maura Eileen Madden
Production Team  
Director J.R. Mageean
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
General Manager Harold Goldblatt
Stage Director Dan Fitzpatrick
Stage Manager Joan Keenan
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne
House Manager Maurice O'Callaghan


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Information for this entry was taken from cuttings, and from the original production programme held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.