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Cemented With Love


  • Playwright

    Tomás Mac Anna 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Sam Thompson 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Thompson's teleplay of the same name which was first broadcast on the BBC in 1965.

  • Synopsis

    The play opens with the Head of an Orange Lodge in Northern Ireland handing in his resignation. His son, a returned emigrant, has been given the nomination by the lodge with a few objections. However, the son is more liberal than his father, and cannot abide sectarianism of any kind.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    A large crowd was used in the first production.


Original Cast  
Unspecified Character(s) Dearbhla Molloy
William Kerr Jim Norton
Sean O'Byrne Bill Golding
Unspecified Character(s) Joe Dowling
Maisie Hunter Patricia Martin
Ethel Kerr Ronnie Masterson
John Kerr Ray McAnally
Unspecified Character(s) Martina Stanley
Alan Price Desmond Perry
Unspecified Character(s) Anita Reeves
Nipper McClure Maurie Taylor
Bridget O'Byrne Sheila O'Sullivan
Unspecified Character(s) Patrick Dawson
Martha McCune Beryl Fagan
Rory McDade Derek Young
Unspecified Character(s) Maureen Ahearne
Brigadier Terence Fitzbrien Dominic Roche
John Swindle Michael Ryan
Bernadette O'Neill Pamela Hamilton
Bob Beggs Mike Nolan(2)
Kathleen Murphy Richella O'Reilly
Unspecified Character(s) Tony Corcoran
Unspecified Character(s) Maureen McMahon
Unspecified Character(s) Sinead Donnellon
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Settings by Robert Heade
Costumes Derry O'Donovan
Stage Director Seán McCarthy


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Tomás MacAnna

  • Address

    C/O The Abbey Theatre
    26 Lower Abbey Street,
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 887 2200

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the Stagecast directory.