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The Book of Evidence

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Alan Gilsenan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    John Banville 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the original novel by John Banville.

  • Synopsis

    The Book of Evidence is the story of an unhinged man's descent into murder. Alone in his prison cell, Freddie Montgomery, a well-spoken man, tells of how he decided to steal a painting from wealthy friends, and was caught by a maid in the attempt. Reacting with rage at the humiliating situation in which fate has landed him, he killed her with a hammer. He was easily caught, and sentenced to life in prison.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    10 August 2002

  • Production Notes

    Produced in association with Fiach Mac Conghail and River Productions.

  • Producer

    Produced by Kilkenny Arts Festival

  • Original Venue

    Watergate Theatre

Original Cast  
Frederick Montgomery Declan Conlon
Production Team  
Director Alan Gilsenan
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Tina MacHugh
Production Manager Marie Breen
Stage Manager Liz Nugent
Technician Gus Dewar
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Graphic Design A&D Design
Photography Ros Kavanagh

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Not Found

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Rights for original material

  • Contact

    Anthony Shiel, Gillon Aitken Associates

  • Address

    29 Fernshaw Road
    London SW10 0TG
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7351 7561

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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