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A Picture of Paradise

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Jimmy Murphy 

  • Setting

    Dublin - the recent past.

  • Synopsis

    Set entirely in the public courtyard of a block of flats, A Picture of Paradise tells the story of a group of homeless people living on the streets of Dublin city. The play portrays this motley crew as ordinary people confronting ordinary problems on a scale of cruelty that is far from ordinary. Plagued by her addiction to gambling and the collapse of her family, one woman has to endure a night of hell as her 'Picture of Paradise' is once more lost from sight.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
The Lord Johnny Murphy
Angela Barbara Brennan
Declan Michael Hayes (1)
Roche Liam Carney
Sean Paul Bennett
Production Team  
Director David Byrne
Designer Barbara Bradshaw
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Stage Director Collette Morris
Assistant Stage Manager Michelle Daly
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Make-Up Patsy Giles
Programme Designworks Graphics

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Nick Marston, Curtis Brown

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket,
    London SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7396 6600

  • Email

    nick@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    www.curtisbrown.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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