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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John Boyd 

  • Setting

    Summer 1974.

  • Synopsis

    Guests gather for a party in the living-room of middle-class Belfast widow Maria Carey, to fulfil her husband's request to mark the anniversary of his death. Each faces a personal crisis, but is living life apparently remote from the ongoing disturbances in the city around them. Then violence erupts, and their quiet individual existences are shattered.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Charlie Ross John Hewitt
Ida Linda Wray
Matt J.J. Murphy
Robbie Carey Louis Rolston
Workman Pat Brannigan
Gunman Pat Brannigan
Corporal Pat Brannigan
Maria Carey Trudy Kelly
Min Meeneely Sheila McGibbon
Captain Jack McQuoid
Gunman Jack McQuoid
Claire Maureen Dow
Emily Marcella O'Riordan
Gerry Barrie Campbell
Tegwen Patricia Samuels
Dermot David Creedon
Danny Loughlin Peter Adair
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Designer Michael Poynor
Lighting Michael Poynor
Costumes Olive M. Clegg
Costume Assistant Mary Newell
Sound Colin Johnston
Stage Manager Allan Mowat
Deputy Stage Manager Dorothy Clugston
Chief Technician Stephen Henbest

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gavin Boyd

  • Address

    1 The Granary
    Ballygowan
    Down BT23 5FH
    Northern Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the published script, and from the original production programme and press cuttings held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.