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A Bride for the Unicorn

An Imaginary Adventure in play form.


  • Drámadóir

    Denis Johnston 

  • Achoimre

    A schoolboy who is growing despondent over academic knowledge is led into an unexpected wedding with a mysterious Masked Lady. The latter disappears during the night, setting the hero on a life-long search for his lost love. His schoolmates enroll along with him just as the Argonauts assisted Jason in Greek myth, and the hero’s quest is presented as a station drama in which he is allowed to observe and comment on his frustrating social life, as well as to express his deeply repressed aspirations and fears. The challenging theatrical devices Johnston experiments with in order to portray man’s progress through life nonetheless suggest that life, and drama as well, have more to do with the search itself than with its result.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Egbert the Eccentric Cyril Cusack
An elderly relative Diana Vernon
Harold the Helpful Cecil Monson
Performer Cyril Griffin
Percy the Prosperous Harry Fine
A Policeman Robert Hennessy (1)
Performer Leslie Colling-Mudge
The Girl with the Ring Shelah Richards
Performer James Cassidy
Performer Noel Delaney
A Nannie Esme Biddle
A Hotel Manager Victor Harris
A Learned Judge Victor Harris
An Inebriated Philosopher S.B. Fine
Performer Hazel Ellis
Bernard the Brave Lionel Dymoke
The Girl with the Box Betty Chancellor
Performer Cathleen Delany
John Phosphorus Hilton Edwards
A Drunk Swell Micheál Mac Liammóir
The Girl with Ambitions Coralie Carmichael
Albert the Acquisitive Edward Lexy
Lewis the Loving Raymond Percy
The Girl with the Mask Florence Lynch
Performer Eve Watkinson
A Distinguished Counsel Wm. Van Craen
A Draper Wm. Van Craen
A Publican James Devoy
Leonard the Learned Art O'Murnaghan
An Inebriated Philosopher William Fassbender
Performer L. Zlotover
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Hilton Edwards
Micheál Mac Liammóir
Ceol Art O'Murnaghan
Ceol F.M. May
Mascanna Lucy Charles

Scripteanna Foilsithe

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

    All Territories

  • Cinéal Cearta

    All Rights

  • Teagmháil

    Micheal Johnston

  • Seoladh

    20 Burdett Avenue, Sandycove
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Foinse Eolais

The information for this entry was taken from the published script (Jonathan Cape, 1935)