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Indian Summer

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Jennifer Johnston 

  • Setting

    The Martins' country estate in West Cork in the autumn of 1920.

  • Synopsis

    Indian Summer is set during the 1920s, a turbulent period in Irish history. Miranda Martin is an 18-year-old living in a large country house. With her father engrossed in a scheme for the re-afforestation of Ireland, Miranda is left to the day-to-day running of the estate. Her brother Andrew, a British army officer, returns to Ireland with his regiment. Their task is the suppression of the struggle for independence.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Andrew Martin Ian McElhinney
Miranda Martin Ingrid Craigie
Cathal Dillon Ciaran Hinds
Harry Harrington Mark Lambert
Mr Martin James Greene
Nanny Maureen O'Sullivan
Production Team  
Director Robert Cooper
Set Designer Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Production Manager Trevor Dawson
Stage Manager Rose Morris
Deputy Stage Manager Nick McCall
Assistant Stage Manager Dan Gordon
Assistant Stage Manager Taddy Chamney
Wardrobe Jacqueline Berryman
Wardrobe Ivor C. Morrow

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Nicky Lund, David Higham Associates Ltd

  • Address

    5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square
    London W1R 4HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7437 7888

  • Email

    dha@davidhigham.co.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Nicky Lund, David Higham Associates Ltd

  • Address

    5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square
    London W1R 4HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7437 7888

  • Email

    dha@davidhigham.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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