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The Lonesome West

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Martin McDonagh 

  • Notes

    The Lonesome West was performed as part of The Leenane Trilogy alongside 'A Skull in Connemara' and 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' (both listed separately).

  • Synopsis

    Valene and Coleman are two brothers who have lived together for years with constant petty squabbling. Now after their father's death, and following the exhortations of the local priest, a new understanding could develop. Could, that is, if the two brothers could stop arguing over crisps, ornaments, who left the top off Valene's pen and whose turn it is to read a magazine.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Girleen Kelleher Dawn Bradfield
Fr. Welsh David Ganly
Valene Connor Brian F. O'Byrne
Coleman Connor Maeliosa Stafford
Production Team  
Director Garry Hynes
Designer Francis O'Connor
Producer Louise Donlon
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Sound Designer Bell Helicopter
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Company Manager Mairead McGrath
Production Manager Maurice Power
Production Manager Edwyn Wilson
Technical Stage Manager Bernie Walsh
Deputy Stage Manager Niall Cranney
Deputy Stage Manager Sophie Gabszewicz
Assistant Stage Manager Andrew Flynn (1)
Assistant Stage Manager Siobhan Breen
Assistant Stage Manager Gabrielle McGrath
Technician Claire Burkitt
Sound Operator Hugh Maguire
Assistant Technician Eoin McDonagh
Assistant Technician Shannon Light
Set Construction Scott Fleary Ltd.
Set Construction Phil Parsons
Set Construction Stage Surgeons
Stage Carpenter Alan Clarke (1)
Stage Carpenter Richie Donovan
Construction Manager James Probert
Scenic Artist Paddy Hamilton
Wardrobe Orfhlaith Stafford
Chief Electrician Peter Ashton
Stage Crew Fergal Gallagher
Stage Crew Jim Faulkner
Stage Crew Mike Ryan
Stage Crew Andrew Smith
Prop Maker Paula Conroy
Stage Crew Eamonn Ó Brion
Stage Crew Thierry Molliez
Stage Crew Pat Nolan(1)
Prop Maker Mac Teo
Fly Operator David Butler
Graphic Design Bite! Associates
Photography Ivan Kyncl
Water Effects Aquality Effects
Hydraulics Penny Hydraulics
Administrator Maria Fleming

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    McDonagh Plays 1

  • Year

    1999

  • 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

    0413713504

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  • Title

    The Lonesome West

  • Year

    1997

  • 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

    0413719804

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TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in French as

  • Title

    L'Ouest Solitaire

  • Year

    2002

  • Published By

    Actes Sud-Papiers

  • Address

    France

  • RRP

    €11.00

  • ISBN

    2742738827

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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