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The Three Thimbles

A comedy in three acts by Brinsley MacNamara.


  • Playwright

    Brinsley MacNamara 

  • Setting

    The present, or recently, in the drawing-room of John Kelleghan's house at Coolraney; the Lounge of the Darlington Arms at Clonlonan; a room off a small shop in Clonlonan.

  • Synopsis

    A man who inherits three different properties attempts some sleight of hand in order to confuse those who seek to relieve him of his new-found wealth.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Simon Crosbie Michael J. Dolan
Julia Heddigan May Craig
Emily Flynn Eileen Crowe
Phoebe Flynn Eithne Dunne
George Heddigan Fred Johnson
Maria Murray Maureen Delaney
Edmund Flynn F J McCormick
Martin Eivers Denis O'Dea
John Kellaghan Austin Meldon
Martin Eivers William O'Gorman
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Michael Clarke (2)
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mary Weldon

  • Address

    16 Eglinton Wood
    Eglinton Road, Donnybrook
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 283 9838


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.