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Hard Times

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Charles Dickens 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the original novel by Charles Dickens.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    6

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible see original production for details. In the original production members of the cast also played a variety of unspecified smaller parts.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Harthouse Paul Meade
Tom Gradgrind Jnr. Paul Meade
Gradgrind Liam Halligan
Stephen Blackpool Liam Halligan
Mrs Pegler Regina Crowley
Sissy Jupe Regina Crowley
Ellie Ali White
Louisa Ali White
Rachel Jayne Snow
Mrs Sparsit Jayne Snow
Bounderby Brian de Salvo
Sleary Brian de Salvo
Production Team  
Director Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Set Designer Carol Betera
Lighting Designer Paul Denby
Producer Marie Jones (2)
Costume Designer Kathy Kavanagh
Music by Nico Brown
Production Manager Brian Treacy
Stage Manager Anne Keatings
Assistant Stage Manager Suzanne Bowes
Production Assistant Teresa Lonergan
Set Construction Scene Dock
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Circus Coach Seamus Purcell
Educational advisor Kevin Barry
Dialect Coach Derek Chapman

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy

  • Address

    Carrigahorig
    Nenagh
    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    maryelizbk@gmail.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy

  • Address

    Carrigahorig
    Nenagh
    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    maryelizbk@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.