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'She Stoops To Conquer' was Oliver Goldsmith's hilarious response to the sentimental, moralistic comedies of late 18th century English Theatre. The romance and wit of this comedy are wrapped in deliberate chaos from the start; no moral compass will show these characters through the enfolding confusion, and love is tossed around without much respect. The rocky progress of the plot - a visit from London to the unfashionable provinces by Sir Charles Marlow and his son to meet the young daughter of his old friend Hardcastle - is undermined at every turn by the actions of 'bold-faced' Tony Lumpkin, Hardcastle's puckish stepson. Miss Hardcastle's ingenuity is tested to the limit by this architect of bedlam, since Tony's plans are haphazard and his purpose is never clear, at times even to himself...


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List of Cast

Sir Charles Marlow

Willie Morrison

Young Marlow (His son)

Patrick Berigan

Mr Hardcastle

Noel Young

Mr George Hastings

Arthur Williams

Tony Lumpkin

Tom Foster

Diggory (A servant)

Darach Connolly

Roger (A servant)

Peter Hassett

Jack Slang

Peter Hassett 


Eamonn Cullen

Mrs Hardcastle

Sheila O’Kelly

Miss Hardcastle (Kate)

Maria Rath

Miss Neville (Constance)

Shirley Foley


Anne O’Connell

Serving Maid

 Anne O’Connell

Production Team



Brian O’Connor


Anne O’Connell

Lighting & Sound

Barry Donaldson

Set Design

Brian O’Connor


Bobby White

Set Construction


Stage Manager

Carmel Cullen

Assistant Stage Manager

Carl Lusby


Phil Fitzpatrick


Deirdre Dunlevy


Maria Burke King


Eamonn Cullen


Noel Young


Pat Hanratty


Ursula Kilfoyle


JS Bach Goldberg Variations,

with Malcolm Proud, harpsicord


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