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The Millionairess


  • Drámadóir

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Suíomh

    London, the mid-1930s.

  • Nótaí

    The Millionairess was first performed in German by the Burgtheater in Vienna on the 4th January 1936 and was performed by amateur groups in both England and Australia later in that same year. The details listed here refer to the first professional production in Dublin in 1938. The play's first West End production took place on 27 June 1952 at the New Theatre starring Katherine Hepburn in the role of Epifania.

  • Achoimre

    "Though this play of The Millionairess does not pretend to be anything more than a comedy of humorous and curious contemporary characters such as Ben Jonson might write were he alive now, yet it raises a question that has troubled human life and moulded human society since the creation" (Preface, 1935). A play about the gaps between rich and poor, later made into a popular 1960 film starring Peter Sellars and Sophia Loren.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

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Céad Léiriú

  • Dáta an Chéad Léirithe

    04 July 1938

  • Nótaí faoin Léiriú

    Produced by Sydney Russell.

  • Leiriú

  • Ionad an Chéad Léirithe

    Gaiety Theatre

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Epifania Ognisanti di Parerga Fitzfassenden Marie Ney
Alastair Fitzfassenden Guy Spaull
Patricia Smith Betty Dorian
Julius Sagamore P.H. Considine
Adrian Blenderbland Robert Syers
The Doctor Miles Otway
The Man (Joe) Sydney Russell
The Woman ( the Man's Wife) Beatrice Low
Hotel Manager Allan McClelland
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Sydney Russell

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 6

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    The Bodley Head

  • Seoladh


  • ISBN


  • Teideal

    Plays Extravagant: Too True to be Good; The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles; The Millionairess

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  • Seoladh

    80 Strand Street
    London WC2R 0RL

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The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings, the published script and Nicholas Grene and Deirdre McFeely's compilation "Shaw Productions in Ireland, 1900-2009" published in Shaw Vol. 10 (2010).