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The Ship


  • Drámadóir

    St. John Greer Ervine 

  • Nótaí

    The cast list for this entry is drawn from reviews of the premiere production. As such, it should be taken as approximate.

  • Achoimre

    Successful business man, John Thurlow, takes pride in his position as head of a shipbuilding firm producing ocean liners. His son, Jack, finds himself in conflict with his father's principles: a visit to the World War I battlefields has left him with a hatred of machinery and the impersonalisation it brings. Though initially supported in this by his sympathetic grandmother, his father's illness, and determination to have a Thurlow in the firm, eventually requires Jack to become his stand-in at the shipyard. Aboard a Thurlow ship on her maiden voyage, crisis occurs. Jack responds as he believes his father might have done, with tragic results.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Jack Thurlow Richard Hayward
Captain James Cornelius J.R. Mageean
John Thurlow Rutherford Mayne
George Norwood Charles K. Ayre
Mrs. Thurlow Josephine Mayne
Maid Rose McQuillan
Janet A. Anonymous
Hester Nora Barnett

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    The Ship, a play in three acts

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag

    The Macmillan Co.

  • Seoladh

    New York

Eolas Faoi Chearta

Foinse Eolais

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