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The House

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Setting

    Set in rural Ireland in the 1950's.

  • Synopsis

    A group of young Irishmen return temporarily to their rural Irish home town for their annual summer holidays. Our anti-hero is working-class Christy, who has long been fascinated by, and entangled with, the wealthy De Burca family and their grand house, where his dead mother used to work as a maid. There's a sexual and romantic charge to Christy's interactions with all of the De Burca women: the ailing, widowed mother; spinster eldest daughter Marie; unhappily married Louise, with whom Christy had a dalliance the previous summer; and dangerous Susanne, who, it's implied, is working as a high-class prostitute in London.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

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ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mother Geraldine Plunkett
Peter Andrew Bennett
Louise Deirdre Molloy
Susanne Ali White
Marie Jane Brennan
Kerrigan Frank McCusker
Tarpey Des Cave
Bunty John Olohan
Goldfish Don Wycherley
Christy Patrick O'Kane
Jimmy Gary Lydon
Production Team  
Director Conall Morrison
Set Designer Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Costume Designer Joan O'Clery
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Fight Director Richard Ryan
Staff Director Louise Drumm
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Gabrielle McGrath
Assistant Stage Manager Maree Kearns
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Graphic Design Red Dog Design
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Hungarian as

  • Title

    Pogánytánc

  • Year

    2003

  • Published By

    Európa Konyvkiadó

  • Address

    Budapest
    Hungary

  • RRP

    2700Ft

  • ISBN

    9630773031

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)7796954969

  • Email

    alex@alexandracann.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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