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The Hollow in the Sand

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brendan Ellis 

  • Synopsis

    The Hollow in the Sand is the story of five lecturers, who, in one evening set out the history of civilisation, while at the same time portraying the life of a young French mathematician Evariste Galois, who died in 19th-century revolutionary France. As the evening progresses, the absurd trials and tribulations of the lecturers develop alongside the comic-tragic demise of the young mathematician. The lecturers bring the audience on an historical tour from ancient Babylon through Greece and ancient Rome, through the Dark Ages to the time of Copernicus and Galileo, up as far as Evariste Galois himself where the protagonist rushes against time to finish his work before facing a fatal duel early the next day.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Performer Kevin Quinn
Performer Ciaran McCauley
Performer John Carty
Performer Sandra O'Malley
Performer Padraic Delaney
Performer Caroline Lynch
Production Team  
Director Niall Henry
Set Designer Feargal Doyle
Lighting Designer Barry McKinney
Costume Designer Niall Henry
Sound Designer Joe Hunt
Production Manager Sinead Kirby
Lighting Operator Garrick Welch
Production Assistant Alis Mussle
Set Construction Gus Henry
Costume Construction The Irish History Company

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Brendan Ellis

  • Address

    9A Belgrave Road, Rathmines
    Dublin 6
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 497 7370

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Brendan Ellis

  • Address

    9A Belgrave Road, Rathmines
    Dublin 6
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 497 7370

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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