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The Sanctuary Lamp

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Setting

    The play is set in a church.

  • Synopsis

    A disperate group of misfits take refuge in a small church where the rage against God and somehow find communion with each other.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    In the original production, there were seven characters. The revised script retains only 'Harry', 'Monsignor', 'Francisco' and 'Maudie'.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Francisco John Kavanagh (1)
Monsignor Peadar Lamb
Young Priest Bob Carlile
Old Woman May Cluskey
Harry Geoff Golden
Man Micheál Ó Briain
Maudie Bernadette Shortt
Production Team  
Director Jonathan Hales
Designer Bronwen Casson
Lighting Designer Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Director's Assistant Robert Dwyer-Joyce
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Bill Hay
Stage Manager Tommy Woods
Props Master Ciara Draper
Set Construction Paddy Rose
Set Construction Maurice Deegan
Scenic Artist Pamela Dale
Scenic Artist Maebh Browne
Wardrobe Judith Dolan
Wardrobe Assistant Nigel Boyd
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Murphy Plays 3

  • Year

    1994

  • 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

    0413683508

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  • Title

    The Sanctuary Lamp

  • Year

    2001

  • 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

  • RRP

    ST£7.99

  • ISBN

    0413771229

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1983 523312

  • Email

    alex@alexandracann.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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