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Tolka Row


  • Playwright

    Maura Laverty 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the Nolans' home in Tolka Row, on the outskirts of Dublin.

  • Synopsis

    Laverty's second play is set in a Dublin Corporation housing scheme. The Nolan household in Tolka Row, houses Rita, her husband, son and daughter, her father and her husbands sister. Her father, a retired bargee, kindly and interfering gets on with most in the house, with the exception of Rita's sister-in-law. When the favourite daughter arrives back from England with her husband, room must be made and Rita sends her father to live with other relatives by a stratagem that would not hurt his feelings.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Peggy Nolan Laurie Morton
Sean Nolan Patrick Bedford
Dan Dempsey Micheál Mac Liammóir
A Dealer Isobel Couser
Mrs. Feeney Angela Howlett
Mrs. Nolan Peggy Marshall
Statia Nolan Ann Clery
Jack Nolan Denis Brennan
Eileen Moore Sally Travers
Fonsie Madigan John Millett
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Michael O'Herlihy


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    David Higham Associates Limited

  • Address

    5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square,
    London W1F 9HA

  • Phone

    44 - 20 - 7437 7888


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.