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The Tumulty Case


  • Playwright

    William Paul 

  • Notes

    The cast and character lists for this entry are drawn from reviews of the premiere productions. As such, they should be taken as approximate.

  • Synopsis

    Mat Tumulty, a shoemaker in the Ulster country town of Tullybeg, finds his dog and goat shot dead. Politician Mr. Taggart, whose grandfather fought at Dolly's Brae and "would sooner have a crisis than his dinner", deems the deed to be black party work. With intrepid determination, he sets out to solve the animal murder mystery, and mayhem and comedy results.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Unspecified Character(s) Marion Crimmins
Joe Weir Norman Gray
Mrs. Taggart Evelyn Fitzgerald
Mr. Taggart Walter Kennedy
Mat Tumelty Joseph Roney
Stanely Taggart Victor Firth
Unspecified Character(s) C.W. Lewis
Unspecified Character(s) Eva Greenwood
Unspecified Character(s) Patsy Brady
Production Team  
Producer Fred Mecredy


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Information for this entry has come from reviews of the premiere production, and from Margaret McHenry's 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland'.