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A Deuce O' Jacks

A Comedy in One Act


  • Playwright

    F R Higgins 

  • Notes

    The full script of 'A Deuce O'Jacks' was published 'The Dublin Magzine' ( Vol. XI, No. 2, pp. 24-48, April-June, 1936)

  • Synopsis

    A one-act comedy with musical accompaniment, set in an attic above a knacker's yard.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The various characters listed here include hawkers, ballad singers and corner boys.


Original Cast  
Various Characters Cyril Cusack
Luke Gaffney Michael J. Dolan
Various Characters Ann Clery
Harefoot Mike Fred Johnson
Golden Magpie Maureen Delaney
Yockle Brough F J McCormick
Michael Moran Denis O'Dea
Various Characters Kathleen Murphy
The Nobbler John Stephenson (1)
Various Characters Nora O'Mahony
Various Characters J. Winter
Various Characters Michael Clarke (1)
Knacker Byrne P.J. Carolan
Various Characters M. Finn
Jezebel Chris Sheehan (1)
Various Characters William O'Gorman
Pharoah's Daughter Muriel Kelly
Tin Whistle Player J. Davenport
A Priest William Patterson
Melodeon Player M. Schiff
Production Team  
Costumes Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Produced by Michael J. Dolan
Scenery Tanya Moiseiwitsch


  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

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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