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Living Quarters

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Setting

    The play is set in Commandant Frank Butler's living quarters - a detached house close to a small military barracks in a remote part of County Donegal. The action takes place in the living room and garden on a warm May evening and night.

  • Synopsis

    Living Quarters reconstructs a day in the life of the Butler family in the village of Ballybeg. Frank Butler, who has served all his life in the Irish army, returns from United Nations service, a hero, to learn of his young wife's affair with his son from a previous marriage.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Miriam Donnelly Máire Hastings
Helen Kelly Fedelma Cullen
Ben Stephen Brennan (1)
Anna Dearbhla Molloy
Charlie Donnelly Niall O'Brien(1)
Commandant Frank Butler Ray McAnally
Sir Clive Geraghty
Father Tom Carty Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Tina Bernadette Shortt
Production Team  
Director Joe Dowling
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Designer Tony Wakefield
Sound Jim Colgan
Design Assistant Frank Conway
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Bill Hay
Stage Manager Tommy Woods
General Stage Manager Joe Ellis
Assistant Stage Manager Bríd Ní Neachtain
Props Master Michael Bono
Set Construction Paddy Rose
Set Construction Maurice Deegan
Scenic Artist Eddie Doyle(1)
Wardrobe Lily Norton
Wardrobe Kitty Casey
Wardrobe Margaret Cross
Wardrobe Anne Cave

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.