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A play for broadcasting by SAMUEL BECKETT with Mary O'Farrell and J. G. Devlin
On the face of it, a simple if unexpected affair; an anecdote set in a rural community in Ireland. In fact, a careful synthesis of speech, sound, and silence; a story of the inadequacy of life and death, breathing an atmosphere of vitality and ruin, farce and suffocation.
Mrs. Rooney (Maddy), an old lady, Mary O'Farrell ; Christy, a carter, Allan McClelland ; Mr. Tyler, a retired bill-broker, Brian O'Hig gins; Mr. Slocum, Clerk of the Racecourse, Patrick Magee ; Tommy, a porter, Jack MacGowran ; Mr. Barrell, a station-master, Harry Hutchinson ; Miss Fitt, a lady, Sheila Ward ; A female voice, Peggy Marshall ; Mr. Rooney (Dan), husband of Mrs. Rooney, J. G. Devlin :
Jerry, a small boy, Terrance Farrell and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by DONALD McWhinnib


Broadcasting By: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: J. G. Devlin
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Brian O'Hig
Unknown: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Jack MacGowran
Unknown: Harry Hutchinson
Unknown: Sheila Ward
Unknown: Peggy Marshall
Unknown: J. G. Devlin
Unknown: Terrance Farrell
Production By: Donald McWhinnib

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