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The Becauseway

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Wesley Burrowes 

  • Synopsis

    In this absurdist piece, George and Dolly have lost each other in their marriage to such an extent that their only choice is to stay together where they are and commit suicide, or go further into their own illusions, so far that they can never find each other, or tell truth from fantasy. Everyone they encounter on their journey is a stage further gone in illusion, until the last character has become an automaton, so far has he departed from his own truth.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    9

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Music Box Des Cave
Chorus Bernard Collins
Chorus Geraldine Connolly
Musician Alan Devlin
Chorus Barbara Dowling
Chorus Denton Fitzwalter
Chorus Nuala Hayes
Bert Dermot Kelly
George Pat Laffan
Chorus Clare Montgomery
Chorus Denise Morgan
Chorus Cassandra Mullen
Chorus Rynagh O'Grady
Dolly Aideen O'Kelly
Charlie Derry Power
Chorus Norman Sievewright
Chief Niall Tóibín
Chorus Nancy Warren
Production Team  
Director Vincent Dowling
Designer Brian Collins
Lighting Designer Leslie Scott
Costume Designer David Wilson
Sound Nuala Golden
Choreographer Desmond Domican
Composer Chris Bowers-Broadbent
Musician Maeve McSwiney
Stage Director Bill Hay
Production Assistant Christine Duane
Production Assistant Norman Sievewright
Wardrobe Vera Patterson

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Wesley Burrowes

  • Address

    Landsdowne,
    Church Road, Bray
    Co Wicklow
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 2868796

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Wesley Burrowes

  • Address

    Landsdowne,
    Church Road, Bray
    Co Wicklow
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 2868796

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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