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Meat and Salt

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Marina Carr 

  • Author Notes

    Based on a traditional fairy tale.

  • Notes

    A play for 8-12 year olds.

    Meat and salt was originally produced alongside 'The Road to Carne' by Jim Nolan (listed separately) under the umbrella title 'Sons and Daughters'.

  • Synopsis

    When the scrupulously honest Little Daughter tells the tyrannical Big Daddy she loves him as meat loves salt he banishes her from his Kingdom. She falls onto the Mountains of the Moon Hounds and after many adventures, she meets The Young King who falls in love with her honesty. They agree to marry and her father is invited to the feast only to find a surprise waiting for him.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    8

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Various Characters Andrew Bennett
Various Characters Ruth Negga
Various Characters Emma Colohan
Various Characters Caroline Lynch
Various Characters Matthew Dunphy
Musician Vyvienne Long
Production Team  
Director Andrea Ainsworth
Designer Carol Betera
Lighting Designer Tony Wakefield
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Eddie Breslin
Movement Director Andy Crook
Composer Paul Keenan
Stage Director John Stapleton
Assistant Stage Manager Pamela McQueen
Props Master Abbey Theatre Properties
Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Programme Design Zeus Creative Consultants
Production Photography Paul McCarthy (2)
Casting Marie Kelly (1)

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

    info@theagency.co.uk

  • Website

    www.theagency.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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