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The Ante Room

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Kevin O'Connor 

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of the novel by Kate O'Brien.

  • Setting

    Mellick, a fictional Irish city based on Limerick, 1880s.

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of Kate O'Brien's novel, concerning middle-class Catholic values in the early part of the twentieth century. A man is in love with his sister-in-law and as her mother dies, the family gather to await the end.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Theresa Mulqueen Niamh Coughlan
Reggie Mulqueen John Anthony Murphy
Agnes Mulqueen Stella Feehily
Rose Marie Joan McGarry
Danny Mulqueen John Gibbons
Vincent Regan Eamon Maguire
Dr. Curran Paul Meade
Nurse Cunningham Aine Moynihan
Dr. Bartlett Crowe Jim Queally
Canon Considine Jim Queally
Tom Dave O'Brien (1)
Production Team  
Director Terry Devlin
Designer Fiona Cunningham
Lighting Designer Gerard Meagher
Producer Liz Culloty

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Kevin O'Connor

  • Address

    52 Edenvale Road, Ranelagh
    Dublin 6
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)86 8214288

  • Email

    koconnord6@gmail.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Kevin O'Connor

  • Address

    52 Edenvale Road, Ranelagh
    Dublin 6
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)86 8214288

  • Email

    koconnord6@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by Island Theatre Company.