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An Chomhairle Ealaíon Playography In English


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The Old Lady

A comedy in one act


  • Drámadóir

    Bernard Duffy 

  • Achoimre

    John Fitzpatrick, a young professor, was once infatuated with a musical comedy actress Lola Fulton. Now Lola is blackmailing him by demanding a thousand pounds for a package of indiscreet love letters he wrote to her at the height of his passion. Fitzpatrick is in a fix: he cannot pay, as he needs the money to support his aged mother. Arriving at Fitzpatrick's rooms to force him to cough up, Lola meets his mother, an elderly Connaught peasant woman. While Lola waits, she hears her the story of the family's difficult life, and is so touched by the tale of eviction, poverty, suffering and disappointments, that she decides to burn the letters and leave Fitzpatrick in peace.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
John Fitzpatrick Jackson Grahame
Charles Renfield Norman Gray
Mrs. Fitzpatrick Josephine Mayne
Lola Fulton Ellaine Grant
A Servant Marie Lawson

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    Four Comedies by Bernard Duffy

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag

    Talbot Press

  • Seoladh

    Republic of Ireland

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Gan Aimsiú

Foinse Eolais

Information for this entry has come from reviews of the premiere production, and from Margaret McHenry's 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland'.