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Cock-A-Doodle Dandy


  • Playwright

    Sean O'Casey 

  • Synopsis

    A dark comedy about Irish rural life at mid-century, symbolising the struggle between repression and liberty. Although the final victory goes to the forces of oppression, in the shape of Father Domineer and his gombeen men.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts



  • Date of First Production

    December 1949

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First produced at the People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Originally banned in Ireland,the play's Dublin premiere took place in the Abbey Theatre on 11 August 1977. The production was directed by Tomás Mac Anna and the cast included Edward Golden, Martina Stanley and Micheál Ó hAonghusa.

Original Cast  
Production Team  
Director Peter Trower


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