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A Life

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Synopsis

    As a result of his visit to the local doctor, Drumm calls upon Mary and Lar Kearns, friends from whom he has been estranged, in an attempt to assess himself, his life and to discover, in his own words, what he amounts to. Later he and his wife, Dolly pay a social Sunday evening call on the Kearns, but in his mind are two other evenings forty years previously: one an outing to a local park, the other the occasion of his first attempt at public speaking. The past is an explanation for the present, but even Drumm's self-knowledge is founded on illusion.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Lar Stephen Brennan (1)
Dolly Daphne Carroll
Dorothy Ingrid Craigie
Drumm Cyril Cusack
Desmond Garrett Keogh
Mibs Dearbhla Molloy
Kearns Philip O'Flynn
Mary Maureen Toal
Production Team  
Director Joe Dowling
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Jim Colgan
Design Assistant Juliet Watkinson
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Rhona Woodcock
Stage Manager Tommy Woods
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Crosbie
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Maurice Deegan
Set Construction Paddy Rose
Scenic Artist Eddie Doyle(1)
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Kitty Casey
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton
Production Photography Fergus Bourke

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Selected Plays of Hugh Leonard

  • Year

    1992

  • Published By

    Catholic University of America Press

  • Address

    USA

  • ISBN

    0813207606

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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