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Double Helix

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

  • Author Notes

    Devised and written by the director and the cast.

  • Synopsis

    Set in Paris, Montreal, Rome, Turin, New York, Rio and the Manaus, Double Helix tells the story of five Irish characters adrift and dislocated in a fast changing world. A euro-hopping dilettante discovers within himself the horrifying germ of Huntington's syndrome just as his girlfriend becomes pregnant. A diabetic actor stumbles through life in New York while a Warholian artist wanders the world taking photographs. Five different storylines weave in and out of issues such as genetic inheritance, environmental influence and national origin.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    September 1995

  • Producer

    Produced by Bickerstaffe

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at Cleere's Theatre, Kilkenny.

Original Cast  
Jo Olwen Fouéré
Andrew Martin Murphy
Jennifer Gertrude Montgomery
Sean Stephen Kennedy
Julie Kathryn O'Boyle
Production Team  
Director John Crowley
Designer John Crowley
Producer Richard Cook
Producer Lynn Cahill
Lighting Designer Cormac Sheridan
Technical Director Nick Anton
Stage Manager Debbie Behan
Assistant Stage Manager Roisin Gribben
Programme Design Bite! Associates
Photography Amelia Stein
Photography Bryan Meade
Administrator Donna McGreevy

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.