The Waterford playwright Teresa Deevy who came from passage Road, had a string of plays performed in the Abbey Theatre in the 1930’s, this week had a triumph revival of her 1942 play A Wife For James Whelan in New York last year at the now famous Mint Theatre.

This curious love story of a small town male of the title who has the choice of three potential wives – dependable Kate, flighty middle-class Nora and an old sweetheart, an impoverished widow Nan, is now running in London to fine acclaim at the new Diorama Theatre, directed by Gavin McAlinden of Charm Offensive.