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The Life and Times of Benvenuto Cellini

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Hugh Carr 

  • Synopsis

    A play about the life of the notorious Italian sculptor and goldsmith Benvuenuto Cellini (1500-1571). Despite his notoriety, Cellini worked continuously for such august patrons as the popes in Rome, the Medici in Florence, and King François I of France.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    38

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Nolo Niall O'Brien(1)
Giovanni Niall O'Brien(1)
Pagolo Niall O'Brien(1)
The Begrudger Des Cave
Cardinal Salamanca Des Cave
Lorenzo Des Cave
Pier Luigi Des Cave
The Treasurer Des Cave
Bandinello Des Cave
Singer Peadar Lamb
Pope Clement Peadar Lamb
The Consecrator Peadar Lamb
Pantasilia Veronica Duffy
Benvenuto Cellini Bob Carlile
Piera, Cellini's Wife Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Catherina Máire Ní Ghráinne
Old Priest Harry Brogan
The Judge Bill Foley
Cardinal Ferrera Bill Foley
Giuilio Clive Geraghty
The Demonical Priest Clive Geraghty
Cosimo di Medici Clive Geraghty
Pope Paul III Edward Golden
The Abbot Edward Golden
The Minstrel Raymond Hardie
Majordomo Raymond Hardie
Lazlo Pulchi Raymond Hardie
The Mad Inventor Raymond Hardie
Garcia Micheál Ó Briain
Santa Croce Micheál Ó Briain
Brother Saleri Micheál Ó Briain
Jailer Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Second Monk Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Cardinal Orsino Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Cardinal Ravenna Philip O'Flynn
Second Judge Philip O'Flynn
Antonio Philip O'Sullivan
Apprentice Philip O'Sullivan
Diego Philip O'Sullivan
Maria Terri Donnelly
Lucia Imelda O'Byrne
Apprentice Macdara Ó Fátharta
Cellini's Amanuensis Macdara Ó Fátharta
Production Team  
Director Tomás Mac Anna
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Movement Director Mavis Ascott
Music Composed by Hugh Carr
Musician Maeve McSwiney
Director's Assistant Michael Colgan (1)
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Rhona Woodcock
Stage Manager Tommy Woods
Assistant Stage Manager Michael Bono
Props Master Maebh Browne
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Scenic Assistant Pamela Dale
Wardrobe Judith Dolan
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Hugh Carr

  • Address

    3 Wheatfield
    Bray
    Co. Wicklow
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    (01) 2764861

  • Email

    hughcarre@eircom.net

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Hugh Carr

  • Address

    3 Wheatfield
    Bray
    Co. Wicklow
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    (01) 2764861

  • Email

    hughcarre@eircom.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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