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In Donegall Square

An Ulster Comedy


  • Playwright

    Jack Loudan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Phillip Stuart 

  • Setting

    The millinery and gown shop, Pembroke's, Donegall Square, Belfast.

  • Notes

    Adapted from the play 'Nine Till Six' by Aimee and Philip Stuart.

  • Synopsis

    Set in a Belfast gown shop, this play focuses on the ambitions and experiences of a range of women from very different backgrounds who seek to earn their own living while yearning for some excitement in their lives.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Daisy Catherine Gibson
Freda Elizabeth Begley
Ma'm'selle Lucie Young
Clare Pembroke Irene Bingham
Violet Jean Lundy
Mrs. Pembroke Gwyndolyn Stewart
Maureen Simpson Kathleen Feenan
Miss Roberts Phyllis Nightingale
Brigid Penarth Frances Gregg
Lady Avonlaye Grace Hitt
Judy Patricia McLean
Beatrice Diane Johnston
Production Team  
Settings by Dan Fitzpatrick
Lighting Brian O'Connor
General Manager Harold Goldblatt
Produced by Elizabeth Begley
Stage Manager Dan Fitzpatrick
Assistant Stage Manager Joan Keenan
Effects Joan Keenan
Records and Reproduction W. Erskine Mayne
House Manager Maurice O'Callaghan


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