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Love and a Bottle

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Declan Hughes 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    George Farquhar 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the original play by George Farquhar.

  • Synopsis

    A radical re-working of George Farquhar's 1698 Restoration comedy which uses the previously minor character of Lyrick, a writer struggling to finish a play, as a framing device in which the original story unfolds. Lyrick's play within a play relates the rutting adventures in London of the Irish rake George Roebuck while the hapless writer is himself plagued by his own lack of confidence and the sexual advances of his lascivious landlady.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mockmode/Cripple/Brush/A Masquer Barry Barnes
Mr Lyrick Frankie McCafferty
Rigadoon Miche Doherty
Lovewell Miche Doherty
Bullfinch Helene Montague
Pindress Helene Montague
Brightwit Andrea Irvine
Leanthe Andrea Irvine
Lady Shrivel Tina Kellegher
Mr Sparkwell Ali White
Trudge Ali White
Roebuck Rory Murray
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Set Designer Blaithin Sheerin
Producer Siobhan Bourke
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Costumes Marie Tierney
Design Assistant Barbara Callaghan
Production Manager Padraig O'Neill
Stage Manager Kate Hyland
Assistant Stage Manager Annette Murphy
Lighting Operator Ciara MacCarthy
Set Construction Galaxy Construction
Scenic Artist Lian Callaghan
Costume Construction Lynne Maguire
Costume Construction Karen Moriarty
Costume Construction Susanne Fahy
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Figure Casts John Aboud
Hair by Moire O'Connell

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Declan Hughes: Plays 1

  • Year

    1998

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413723801

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Nick Marston, Curtis Brown

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket,
    London SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7396 6600

  • Email

    nick@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    www.curtisbrown.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was taken from the company's files.