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Roly Poly

A Comedy in twelve scenes adapted from Guy de Maupassant's story "Boule de Suif".


  • Drámadóir

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Athchóirithe/ Aistrithe ó

    Guy de Maupassant

  • Suíomh

    A hotel yard in Rouen. Inside a bus.

  • Nótaí

    Protests were made about the production to the Department of External Affairs by both the German and Fench legations. The Gate Theatre was told by the Department of Justice that it had violated the Emergency legislation. Roly Poly was withdrawn after three nights.

  • Achoimre

    During the Franco-Prussian war, a French prostitute is travelling on a bus, which comes to a Prussian checkpoint. An officer there won't let the bus proceed until she sleeps with him, which she refuses to do, but eventually relents under pressure from the other passengers, who then treat her with disgust after the deed is done.

  • Cinéal Dráma


    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
John Loiseau Christopher Casson
Jack Michael Walsh (2)
Countess de Bréville Micheline Patton
A German Soldier James Lawler
Sister Margaret Romilly Seymour
Bob Seumas MacDonnell
The host of the hotel at Tours Tyrell Pine
A German Lieutenant T. St. John Barry
George Roy Irving
Elizabeth Rousett Shelah Richards
Dick Carré-Lamadon Robert Hennessy (1)
Sister Beatrice Dorothy Day
Peter Cecil Monson
Kitty Carré-Lamadon Meriel Moore
James James Devoy
Count de Bréville Liam Gaffney
Mrs. Katherine Loiseau Coralie Carmichael
Mr. Cornudet Hilton Edwards
A Peasant Michael Walsh (2)
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Hilton Edwards
Dearthóir Seit Micheál Mac Liammóir
Dearthóir Soilsithe Hilton Edwards
Dearthóir Feistis Micheál Mac Liammóir
Péintéir Seit Molly McEwen
Déantóir na bhFeisteas Christina Keely
Dodie Higgins

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

    All Territories

  • Cinéal Cearta

    All Rights

  • Teagmháil

    The Abbey Theatre Archive

  • Seoladh

    Abbey and Peacock Theatres
    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Guthán

    00 353 1 887 2200

  • Ríomhphost

  • Suíomh Idirlín

Foinse Eolais

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from press cuttings.