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The Heart’s a Wonder [scenes]

Summary
1958 BBC presentation of scenes from The Heart’s a Wonder, a musical adaptation by Nuala O’Farrell and Mairin O’Farrell of J. M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World, televised directly from the Westminster Theatre, London.
Theatre play
The Heart’s a Wonder by Nuala O’Farrell and Mairin O’Farrell [more information]
Date of transmission
Tuesday 30 September 1958
Time
8.45-9.25pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Director
Denis Carey
Television Presentation by
John Vernon
Playwright
Mairin O’Farrell
Playwright
Nuala O’Farrell
Writer
J. M. Synge (1871-1909)
Conductor
Sydney Bryans (of orchestra)
Sets / Settings
Micheál Mac Liammóir (1899-1978)
Costumes
Micheál Mac Liammóir (1899-1978)
Cast
Charlie ByrneOld Mahon
Cora Carolanan unnamed part
Una CollinsMargaret Flaherty, called Pegeen Mike
Jack CunninghamMichael James Flaherty
Peter DixJimmy Farrell
Lelia Doolanan unnamed part
Dermot KellyPhilly Cullen
Michael Loweyan unnamed part
Joe LynchChristopher Mahon
Brenda MacGuinean unnamed part
Pat McGuiganan unnamed part
Ann O’DwyerWidow Quin
Milo O’SheaShawn Keogh
Charlie Robertsan unnamed part
Maureen Toalan unnamed part
Rhona Woodcockan unnamed part

Additional details

Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
Edwardian drama; Irish drama; musical

Print sources

Title
Irish Comedy Lost in Song (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Times, 19 September 1958, p. 6
Title
Radio Times, 26 September 1958 (Magazine)
Linking notes
photo and listing, p. 15

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