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WORLD THEATRE, No. 3

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' JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK' by Sean O'Casey
Adapted for broadcasting by Patrick Riddell and produced by Peter Creswell
Cast
Neighbours, furniture removers, two
Irregulars, etc.
The action of the play takes place throughout in the living-room of the tenement home of the Boyle family, in Dublin, in the year 1922
(Northern Ireland Programme)
'Juno and the Paycock' was broadcast in the National programme last night
The whole action of Juno and the Paycock is laid in a Dublin tenement house, and listeners may be assured that Sean O'Casey knows what he is talking about when he portrays these surroundings and draws such characters as the Boyles, Jerry Devine , and Joxer Daly. He was born and brought up in just such a house as this He never went to school, and did not learn to read till he was twelve.
After a period as a newspaper boy, he became a general labourer, working at the docks and on the railway, as a hod-carrier and as a stone-breaker. He began to write plays in his spare time. It is said that eight of them were rejected before The Shadow of a Gunman was staged at the Abbey Theatre in April, 1923. This made his reputation at once. Juno and the Paycock, produced in May, 1924, was awarded the Hawthornden Prize in 1926.

Contributors

Unknown: Sean O'Casey
Broadcasting By: Patrick Riddell
Produced By: Peter Creswell
Unknown: Sean O'Casey
Unknown: Jerry Devine
Unknown: Joxer Daly.
Mrs ' Juno ' Boyle: Maire O'Neill
Mary Boyle, her daughter: Betty Chancellor
Johnny Boyle, her son: John Irwin
Jerry Devine, a friend of the Boyles: Cecil Brock
' Captain ' Jack Boyle, ' Juno's husband: Arthur Sinclair
Joxer Daly, his ' Butty: J. R. Mageean
Charlie Bentham, a school-teacher: Blake Giffard
Mrs Maisie Madigan, a neighbour of the Boyles: Nan McGuigan
Mrs Tancred, another neighbour: Nita Hardy
' Needle ' Nugent, a tailor: W. R. Gordon
An Irregular Mobiliser: Kenneth Barton
First Neighbour: Jean Woods

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