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Lolita

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Michael West 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Vladimir Nabokov 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Vladimir Nabokov's screenplay of his own novel.

  • Synopsis

    Lolita recounts the passion of Humbert Humbert, a wily European academic, for Lolita the young daughter of his New England landlady. It trails his desire from state to state in a tragic tale of love, obsession, betrayal and murder.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    2

  • Cast Notes

    In the original production, two actors also played various unspecified roles, as required.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Humbert Andrew Bennett
Mrs. Haze Clara Simpson
Quilty David Pearse
Lolita Ruth Negga
Production Team  
Director Annie Ryan
Set Designer Kris Stone
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Producer Jenny Huston
Producer Ali Curran
Costume Designer Joan O'Clery
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Eddie Breslin
Music written and performed by Vincent Doherty
Percussion David Boyd (2)
Stage Director John Stapleton
Assistant Stage Manager Pamela McQueen
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Paul McCarthy (2)
Make-Up Patsy Giles
Casting Marie Kelly (1)

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Rights for original material

  • Contact

    The Estate of Vladimir Nabokov

  • Address

    Smyth/Skolnik, 303 Walnut
    Westfield
    NJ 07090
    USA

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Tracy Elliston, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 20 8964 8811

  • Email

    tracey@judydaish.com

  • Website

    www.judydaish.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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