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 … More

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 … More

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, … More

Hugh Leonard, playwright

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


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

Illustrating this site

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