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The Half Promised Land

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Maeve Binchy 

  • Setting

    Set on a Kibbutz in the Negev desert in Israel in the Summer of 1966.

  • Synopsis

    Two Irish schoolteachers, Sheila and Una, have arrived on a kibbutz for a working holiday.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    6

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Ruth Máire Hastings
Perez Barry McGovern
Jill Bernadette McKenna
David Des Cave
Una Fiona Mac Anna
Nun Kathleen Barrington
Nurse Kathleen Barrington
Sheila Máire Ní Ghráinne
Schlomo Bill Foley
Johnny Emmet Bergin
Production Team  
Director Pat Laffan
Designer Bronwen Casson
Lighting Designer Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Composer Jolyon Jackson
Musician Jolyon Jackson
Assistant Designer Frank Hallinan Flood
Design Assistant Maebh Browne
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Ailish McBride
Stage Manager John Kells
Assistant Stage Manager Paul Moore (2)
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Peter Rose
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton
Wardrobe Assistant Kitty Casey
Wardrobe Assistant Margaret Cross

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    First Call Management

  • Address

    2nd Floor, 29/30 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 6798401

  • Email

    fcm@indigo.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    First Call Management

  • Address

    2nd Floor, 29/30 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 6798401

  • Email

    fcm@indigo.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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