Frank Duggan
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Frank Duggan


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Frank Duggan’s breakthrough after his amateur career began when he was given the opportunity to perform a comic piece on the television show ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ from 1969 to 1981. He recalls how he and his partner, Michael Twomey originally came together and he also speaks in great detail about his stage techniques. He recalls that at one time there were seven pantomimes in Cork city being performed simultaneously, as well as a concert every Sunday night. He places a strong emphasis on the Cork accent and its inflexions, and continues by talking about how stage performers have changed so much over the years, as professionalism has taken over from the amateur approach. He describes the day shows and the scriptwriters, who were extremely talented. He also details the reasons why he never became a professional actor.

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Cork city, first series


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48 hours

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe