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Portrait of Miriam


  • Playwright

    Micheál Mac Liammóir 

  • Setting

    The action passes in a country house somewhere between Dublin and Cork.

  • Synopsis

    Hodge-podge thriller about a group of ill-matched travellers whose bus breaks down in the middle of the night and they have to shelter in a big house within which a mysterious portrait hangs. A fugitive joins them with a story of being driven demented by a devious wife.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Mr. Osmonde Burden Hilton Edwards
Miss Philomena Quinn Betsy Bogues
Mr. Jasper Phelan Denis Brennan
Col. Denis Flynn Reginald Jarman
Mrs. Sylvia Flynn Meriel Moore
Rev. Fr. Thomas Kelleher Roy Irving
Mrs. Michael Gilmartin Nora O'Mahony
Miss Deirdre Flynn Helena Hughes
Mr. Vincent Bolger Bryan Herbert
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Molly McEwen
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Musical Director Ernest Broadhurst
Manager Raymond Percy
Stage Manager Brendan Smith
Assistant Stage Manager Lilian Boit
Assistant Stage Manager Patricia Kennedy (1)
Props Master Tom Jones
Scenic Artist Robert Heade
Scenic Artist P. Mooney
Chief Electrician H.J. Morrison
Publicity Brendan Smith


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Michael Travers

  • Address

    Inch, Annascaul
    Tralee, Co Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)66 915 8223 | +353 (0)87 947 5256


The information for this entry was taken from the published script and press cuttings of the time.