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An Chomhairle Ealaíon Playography In English


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A play in one act


  • Drámadóir

    Lynn Doyle 

  • Suíomh

    The kitchen of a farmhouse in County Down.

  • Achoimre

    Simon Savage, a farmer, is impatient with gauche son Matthew's attempts to woo Minnie Ross, the daughter of a neighbouring widow. Attempting to boost his son's confidence, he offers to lend him his fine own coat, and to wear Matthew's in the meanwhile. The coat swop works in both directions, however, so that the father assumes youthful vigour, and the son a certain gravitas. Simon becomes taken with Minnie, and Matthew with her mother, until by the end of the play, they begin to realise the value of what they had. The expectations of another generation ultimately prove too much for each, and it is with some relief that they revert to their usual roles.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

  • Dáta an Chéad Léirithe

    04 September 1922

  • Leiriú

    Produced by Ulster (Literary)Theatre

  • Ionad an Chéad Léirithe

  • Nótaí faoin Ionad

    Performed at the Liverpool Playhouse.

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Simon Savage A. Anonymous
Matthew Savage A. Anonymous
Mrs. Ross A. Anonymous
Minnie Ross A. Anonymous

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    Turncoats, a play in one act

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag

    Talbot Press

  • Seoladh

    Republic of Ireland

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

    All Territories

  • Cinéal Cearta

    All Rights

  • Teagmháil

    Lynn Doyle Archive, Belfast Central Library

  • Seoladh

    Belfast Ulster and Irish Studies Department,
    Royal Avenue
    Northern Ireland

  • Guthán

    +44 (0)28 9050 9150

  • Ríomhphost

Foinse Eolais

Information for this entry has come from Margaret McHenry's 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland', from the published play script, and from the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library.