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The Electrocution of Children

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Chris Lee 

  • Setting

    A city, 1998.

  • Synopsis

    Focusing on the fragmented lives of mother and daughter Margot and Angela, The Electrocution of Children is a meditation on God, psychotherapy, art, sex, death and God. When Margot begins a relationship with one of her younger patients, Gordon, and Angela meets Gary, it’s as if for all of them, a comet has struck. Meanwhile, a contract killer faces an ethical decision and God has an important announcement to make. One thing is certain - whatever happens, things cannot remain the same.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    3

  • Cast Notes

    In the original productions the part of 'God' was pre-recorded on video.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
The Man Andrew Bennett
Gordon Robert Price
Killer Pat Laffan
Margot Olwen Fouéré
Father Des Nealon
Therapist Anna Healy
Angela Catherine Mack
Gary Chris McHallem
God Renu Setna
Production Team  
Director Brian Brady
Film by James Mather
Designer Paul McCauley
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave O'Brien (2)
Musical Advisor Donal Dineen
Stage Director Collette Morris
Assistant Stage Manager Catriona Behan
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography John Reck
Production Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Programme Total Print and Design
Digital Video Ivan Kavanagh

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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