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An Chomhairle Ealaíon Playography In English


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The Golden Cuckoo


  • Drámadóir

    Denis Johnston 

  • Suíomh

    Act I: Dotheright's home.
    Act II: The local offices of the Comet.
    Outside a suburban post office.
    Act III: The local offices of the Comet.
    A room in a Police Court.
    Dotheright's home.

  • Achoimre

    The play is based on the true story of an old man in Ireland who having been cheated by his employer and moved by the injustices of the world and hearing people lauding rebels and revolutionaries, decides to lead a rebellion himself and declare himself president. It turns out to be only a one-man rebellion and he is naturally arrested. But instead of being imprisoned as he expected, he is sent to a lunatic asylum. At the end of the play the other characters get together a bond for his good behavior so that he can be released, and they meet to welcome him back home. But his reaction is not what they expect. The play is billed as a comedy but as Denis Johnston puts it, "It should also be remembered that the highest art of comedy is sometimes to leave people wondering why they ever laughed at all."

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Mr. Haybottle Ronald Ibbs
Mr. Golightly Peter Copley
Mr. Pennywise Michael Ripper
Mr. Dotheright Noel Illiff
Mrs. Golightly Vivien Dillon
Miss Peering Nancy Beckh
Mr. Green Hamlyn Benson
Mme. Subito Jean Anderson
Mrs. Vanderbilt Nora O'Mahony
Mr. Lowd Robert Hennessy (1)
Guard Bullock J. Winter
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Denis Johnston
Eric Adeney
Cumadóir na nAmhráin Úrnua Arthur Duff
Ceoltóir Alice Brough
Ceoltóir Annie McNally
Ceoltóir Gretta Smith
Bainisteoir Lord Longford
Stiúrthóir Stáitse Basil Lord
Leas-Stiúrthóir Stáitse Doris Cloghran
Bainisteoir Stáitse Cecil Brock
Maoirseoir Feistis Nancy Beckh
Christina Keely
Patrick Long
Rúnaí Maureen Naish-Gray
Siúinéir Michael Lambert

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 original production programme and from press cuttings.