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The Duty Master

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Neil Donnelly 

  • Setting

    Set in Leicestershire, England.

  • Synopsis

    The Duty Master follows the trials of Patrick O’Rourke, a respected teacher at an English public school whose mid-life crisis is rudely interrupted by the unexpected arrival of his genial if somewhat embarrassing brother from Meath.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    9

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Schoolgirl Pamela Blake
Annabelle Bridger Audrey Hession
Estelle Hilton Michelle Houlden
Breda Mahon Dawn Bradfield
Mark Baker Michael Devaney
Sarah O'Rourke Susan Fitzgerald
Fiona Chesterman-Boyd Jennifer O'Dea
Suzi Zollinger Jennifer O'Dea
Michael O'Rourke John Olohan
Bob Smedley Alan Barry
Patrick O'Rourke Dermot Crowley
Gary Williams Mario Rosenstock
Pippa O'Rourke Caroline O'Boyle
Michael Anthony Brace Karl Quinn
Waitress Ashley Buckle
Production Team  
Director Ben Barnes
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Design Co-ordinator Karen Weavers
Stage Director Anne Layde
Assistant Stage Manager Audrey Hession
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Scenic Artist Jack Kerwin
Photography Amelia Stein
Programme Irish Theatre Publications

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    New Plays from the Abbey Theatre 1993-1995

  • Year

    1996

  • Published By

    Syracuse University Press

  • Address

    USA

  • ISBN

    0815603452

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rosica Colin Ltd.

  • Address

    1 Clareville Grove Mews
    London SW7 5AH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7370 1080

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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