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The Deadman's Beard

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Micheál Lovett 

  • Synopsis

    Set in a rural Irish village in the 1970's, this play is centred around the Brennan family whose innermost fears and secrets are laid bare as the story progresses. Caught out of time and at an age where it is not customary for exchanges between mothers, sons and extended family members, the play attempts to capture the stagnated relationships in one family. Written in the colloquial language of rural Kerry, the family business of undertaking the dead sets the tone for this black comedy.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Eamon Brennan Eamon Glancy
Willie Higgins Michael Patrick
Nell Brennan Ann Marie Horan
Padraig Brennan Darren Donohue
Catherine Maher Simone Kirby
Edwina Kennefick Antoinette Hilliard
Micheál O'Connor Ciaran Reilly
Production Team  
Director Geoff Gould
Designer Patrick Murray
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Sound Designer Ray Barron
Executive Producer Tony Collins
Stage Director Davog Rynne
Assistant Stage Manager Patrice Desmond
Props Master Therese Newman
Set Construction Jim Casey
Set Construction Michael O'Connell
Scenic Artist Dave Dummigan
PR Ensemble Graphics
Graphic Design Collins Print & Package Co. Ltd.
Photography F22 Photography
Transport Captain Dinny O'Sullivan
Script Editor Seán McCarthy
Marketing Patricia O'Sullivan

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Micheál Lovett

  • Address

    Maryville
    Kilworth
    Co. Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 27162

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Micheál Lovett

  • Address

    Maryville
    Kilworth
    Co. Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 27162

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer. The synopsis and contact information was supplied by the Everyman Palace Theatre.