Katie Roche debuted in the Abbey Theatre in 1936.

Generally well received the different reviews cast a light not just on the play but also on the reviewing publication. 

'N' in 'The Leader' remarks that the play is a study of "a girl all heart and no head, who does not realise that living and loving go hand in hand with suffering" and "It is evident that a girl of her [Katie's] temperment needs a firm but sympathetic friend to guide her".

Granta Magazine meanwhile described the 'firm but sympathetic' Stan as "a selfish, unimaginative and rather inhuman man of middle age"

Katie Roche

Cast and details from the Abbey Theatre programme.