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Our Lady of Sligo

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Sebastian Barry 

  • Synopsis

    In Jervis Street Hospital in Dublin, circa 1953, Mai O'Hara lies, attended by the young nursing sister, and visited by the uneasy figures of her husband Jack, daughter Joanie and her dead father. Fuelled by alcohol, passion and despair, Our Lady of Sligo is the story of her flamboyant but destructive relationship with Jack, the lost country of her childhood and her unfulfilled expectations in the wake of Irish independence and self-rule.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    26 March 1998

  • Producer

    Co-produced by Out of Joint and Royal National Theatre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented on tour at the Oxford Playhouse, England.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The original production subsequently toured to The Gate Theatre, Dublin opening on September 14th, 1998.

Original Cast  
Sister Andrea Irvine
Dada Harry Towb
Mai O'Hara Sinead Cusack
Jack Nigel Terry
Joanie Catherine Cusack
Maria June Watson
Production Team  
Director Max Stafford Clark
Designer Julian McGowan
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Sound Designer Paul Arditti
Music by Conn Buckeridge

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Sebastian Barry Plays 1

  • Year

    1997

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    041371120X

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  • Title

    Our Lady of Sligo

  • Year

    1998

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    041372140X

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street
    London W1T 2RH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website

    www.independenttalent.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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