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The Belle of the Belfast City

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Christina Reid 

  • Synopsis

    When three generations of a Northern Irish family are reunited during the week of an anti Anglo-Irish Agreement rally, supported by the National Front, the family finds itself caught between clashing political views. Dolly, a former star of the music halls, is the ageing matriarch who keeps her daughters Vi and Rose in line. Rose has returned to Belfast with her mixed-race daughter Belle, who is keen to learn about her roots. The family's skeletons are soon exposed as old conflicts with cousin Jack, a staunchly Unionist politician, are reawakened.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Jack John Hewitt
Vi Stella McCusker
Dolly Sheila McGibbon
Belle Suzette Llewellyn
Rose Fay Howard
Tom Richard Howard
Peter Richard Howard
Davy Richard Howard
Customs Man Richard Howard
Isaac Richard Howard
Janet Lindy Whiteford
Production Team  
Director Tim Luscombe
Designer James Helps
Lighting Designer Patrick Dalgety
Music by Brian Connor
Production Manager Rose Morris
Stage Manager Val Bainbridge
Technical Stage Manager Patrick Dalgety
Deputy Stage Manager Orla Golden
Assistant Stage Manager Deborah Clarke
Assistant Stage Manager Martin Neill
Set Construction Jim Carson
Costume Supervisor Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jeanette Parkes

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Christina Reid Plays 1

  • Year

    1987

  • 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

    0413712206

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

  • Email

    abr@alanbrodie.com

  • Website

    www.alanbrodie.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from contemporary press cuttings.