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Tottenham Court Road

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Jim Culleton 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Maeve Binchy 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted by Jim Culleton from a short story by Maeve Binchy.

  • Setting

    London in the 1980s.

  • Synopsis

    Julia trawls through books in a sex shop, in the hope of finding that special book which will disguise her inexperience. As she moves from the Oral Love section to a small speciality area called Domination, she begins to fear that it will be impossible to hide the ghastly truth.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    10

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    26 June 1995

  • Production Notes

    Tottenham Court Road was first produced with 'Flat in Ringsend' and 'Excitement' (both listed separately) under the title 'Troubled Hearts: Three Stories by Maeve Binchy'.

  • Producer

    Produced by Project Arts Centre In association with Cork Opera House

  • Original Venue

    Belltable

Original Cast  
Julia Clodagh O'Donoghue
Katie Catherine Walsh
Narrator Catherine Walsh
Orla Catherine Walsh
Stud Catherine Walsh
Man in Chemist Catherine Walsh
Fiona Fionnuala Murphy
Daphne Fionnuala Murphy
Narrator Fionnuala Murphy
Abandoned Husband Fionnuala Murphy
Girl in Chemist Fionnuala Murphy
Michael Arthur Riordan
Narrator Arthur Riordan
Lorna Arthur Riordan
Julia's Mother Arthur Riordan
SexShop Proprietor Arthur Riordan
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Set Designer Irene O'Brien
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Producer Fiach Mac Conghail
Costume Designer Leonore McDonagh
General Manager Tom Coghlan
Technical Manager Paul Keogan
Stage Manager Caoimhin Corrigan
Set Construction David Marsh
Set Construction Liam Pawley
Set Construction Richie McDermott
PR Madeline Boughton
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Photography Kevin McFeely

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Address

    3 Great Denmark Street,
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 4018

  • Email

    info@fishamble.com

  • Website

    www.fishamble.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Address

    3 Great Denmark Street,
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 4018

  • Email

    info@fishamble.com

  • Website

    www.fishamble.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and press release.