Cyril Cusack and Hugh Hunt

This photograph shows Cyril Cusack and Hugh Hunt deep in discussion in the Abbey Theatre roof garden during rehearsals for The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault.

Cyril and Hugh would have encountered one another in the 1930’s at the Abbey Theatre when Hugh Hunt was appointed as a play director from 1935 to 1938. On this occasion Cyril Cusack was playing as Conn The Shaughraun in a production that toured to London.

For more on Hugh Hunt listen to Memories of Hugh Hunt a podcast from our Oral History Project here.

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