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She Stoops to Folly

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Oliver Goldsmith 

  • Author Notes

    from Oliver Goldsmith's 'The Vicar of Wakefield'.

  • Synopsis

    Modelled on Oliver Goldsmith's classic novel The Vicar of Wakefield, Murphy builds a comedy peopled with thieves, pimps, bawds, lechers and impostors who will prey on innocence unless God - or the ruling class - takes a hand. It centres around the downfall of Dr Primrose, who relates the misadventures that have caused his downfall and brought disintegration and ruin on his loved ones.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    14

  • Cast Size Female

    8

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Miss Wilmot Deirdre O'Kane
Skeggs Fionnuala Murphy
Mrs Primrose Deirdre Donnelly
Sophy Dawn Bradfield
Flamborough Steve Blount
George Michael Devaney
Landlady Fedelma Cullen
Mr Thornhill Frank McCusker
Vicar Jim Norton
Gaoler Niall O'Brien(1)
Landlord Des Cave
Olivia Alison McKenna
Reverend Jenks John Olohan
Blarney Barbara Brennan
Butler Derry Power
Ephraim Jenkinson Brendan Morrissey
Dick Simon Jewell
Reverend Wilmot Clive Geraghty
Mr Burchill David Herlihy
Moses Rory Keenan
Bill Darren McCormack
Maid Deirdriu Ring
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer Nick Chelton
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Choreographer David Bolger
Music by Shaun Davey
Director's Assistant Joe Devlin
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Siobhan Breen
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Production Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Make-Up Patsy Giles
Programme Irish Theatre Publications

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    She Stoops to Folly

  • Year

    1996

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413714004

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation 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.