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Collecting the Rent

A Play in One Act


  • Drámadóir

    Hugh Quinn 

  • Suíomh

    "A small street in the Falls Road district of Belfast" (programme), "as the late troubles in Ireland are dying away" (published script).

  • Achoimre

    A short play in which a rent agent, escorted by an armed sergeant, is doing his round of Belfast's Falls Road streets after some civil disturbances. While the sergeant is talking to Ikey, a Jewish pedlar, about troubled times, and being deliberately distracted by tough local women, the rent man is robbed of his book and money. It emerges that the money is to be redistributed to locals, while the book is to show who has been paying rent, as the play takes place at the time of a rent strike.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Sergeant McLoughlin Charles Fagan
Mrs O'Toole Nancy Cullen
Miss Shiels Elizabeth Begley
Ikey Thomas Gibson
The Rent Collector Richard Gibson
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Richard Hayward
Léiritheoir J.R. Mageean
Stiúrthóir Stáitse Dan Fitzpatrick

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    Mrs McConaghy's Money and Other Plays

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag

    Constable & Co. Ltd

  • Seoladh


Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Gan Aimsiú

Foinse Eolais

Information for this entry has come from the company programme for the premiere production, and from the published play script.