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The Communication Cord

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Synopsis

    Set in a restored thatched cottage close to the sea in the remote townland of Ballybeg, County Donegal, The Communication Cord is a farce which is preoccupied with language and its powerful effects.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    21 September 1982

  • Producer

    Produced by Field Day Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at The Guildhall, Derry.

Original Cast  
Barney the Banks (German) Ian McElhinney
Evette Giroux Ruth Hegarty
Claire Harkin Fedelma Cullen
Tim Gallagher Stephen Rea
Jack McNeilis Gerard McSorley
Nora Dan Pat Leavy
Senator Doctor Donovan Kevin Flood
Susan Donovan Ann Hasson
Production Team  
Director Joe Dowling
Designer Margo Harkin
Lighting Designer Rory Dempster
Music by Keith Donald
Design Assistant Tom Cairns
Company Manager Noel McKenna
Administration Assistant Kathleen McCorriston
Stage Manager Bo Barton
Deputy Stage Manager Deirdre Spain
Assistant Stage Manager Michael Foyle
Set Construction Robert Boyle
PR Julie Barber
Artist Basil Blackshaw

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

    info@theagency.co.uk

  • Website

    www.theagency.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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