Hugh Leonard, playwright

The Irish playwright Hugh Leonard (1926-2009) described writing as “an illness, a virus that no science can isolate and cure”.…

The Poker Session

Hugh Leonard’s play, The Poker Session, treats the themes of betrayal and blame.  The playwright discussed some of the play’s…

Great Expectations

Hugh Leonard’s stage adaptation betrays his life-long attachment to the work of Charles Dickens, especially Great Expectations. “My great-aunt Julia…

The Au Pair Man

“I advertise daily for an au pair, but it seems to be a dying genre. I’m afraid you were inimitable,…

Summer

Summer Towards the end of Hugh Leonard’s life he expressed the view that Summer was his best play. This article…

Illustrating this site

Depending on the device that you are using, you may see less or more of the background image for this…