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The Morning After Optimism

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Synopsis

    James is literally on the run, a comically exaggerated villain in flight from his crimes, seeking refuge in a fairytale forest. The Morning After Optimism introduces fairytale characters with consciously artificial language and explores the relationship between illusion and freedom.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Anastasia Nuala Hayes
Edmund Bryan Murray
James Colin Blakely
Rosie Eithne Dunne
Production Team  
Director Hugh Hunt
Designer Bronwen Casson
Lighting Leslie Scott
Sound Terry Gallivan
Stage Director Rhona Woodcock
Stage Manager Tommy Woods
Set Painter Brian Collins
Wardrobe Josephine Lovell

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 Morning After Optimism

  • 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

    0413771245

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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.