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The Lucky Finger

A Comedy in Three Acts by Lennox Robinson


  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the seaside town of Inish, in the present day (1948).

  • Synopsis

    A comedy about snobbery, luck and changing fortunes in a small Irish town.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


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Original Cast  
Sister Sebastian Ronnie Masterson
Maggie Delaney Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Sir Adrian Burke Harry Brogan
Jim Micheál Ó Briain
Stephen Foley Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Stuart Bingham Réamonn Mac An Fhailí
Brennan Seathrún O Goilí
Richard Clancy Liam Ó Foghlú
John Twohig Brian O'Higgins
Eddie Twohig Aodh Mac Gunna
Maurice (Mosey) Clancy Bhaitéar Ó Maicín
Honor Íde Ní Mhathúna
Statia Clancy May Craig
Squint Robinson Labhrás Ó Gallchobhair
Anne Twohig Peggy Hayes
Sister Mary Francis Ita Little
Emmy Máire Ní Thuathail
Pat Féilim Mac Uidhir
Production Team  
Settings by Carl Bonn
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Abbey Theatre Archive

  • Address

    Abbey and Peacock Theatres
    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 887 2200

  • Email

  • Website


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