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Aristocrats

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Synopsis

    Set in Ballybeg Hall in County Donegal, the decaying home of District Justice O'Donnell, where those who congregate for a wedding stay to attend a funeral. Aristocrats chronicles the lives of three sisters and their 'peculiar' brother and reveals the way 'in which the ache of one family becomes the microcosm for the ache of a society'.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    3

  • Cast Notes

    A further character (Anna) is heard offstage. The original production also featured two musicians.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Casimir John Kavanagh (1)
Claire Ingrid Craigie
Eamon Stephen Rea
Alice Dearbhla Molloy
Willie Diver Niall O'Brien(1)
Judith Kate Flynn
Tom Hoffnung Kevin McHugh
Uncle George Bill Foley
Father Geoff Golden
Production Team  
Director Joe Dowling
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Designer Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Musician Veronica McSwiney
Musician Judy O'Dea
Assistant Designer Juliet Watkinson
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Rhona Woodcock
Stage Manager Tommy Woods
Assistant Stage Manager Sharon O'Doherty
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Paddy Rose
Set Construction Maurice Deegan
Costume Construction Lily Norton
Costume Construction Kitty Casey
Costume Construction Anne Cave
Photography Fergus Bourke

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.