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The Farm

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John Boyd 

  • Setting

    A small farmhouse some miles from Belfast. Time is the present.

  • Synopsis

    A study of family relationships, in which Old McCann, a shipyard worker, determines to renovate the run-down family farm and homestead, but discovers it has been bequeathed to his son Eddie, who feels little connection with the land and wants to sell it. Divided loyalties result in the already fragile familial grouping.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mike David Byrne
Beth Linda Wray
Ben Joe McPartland (1)
Old McCann Louis Rolston
Jim Pat Brannigan
Barbara Trudy Kelly
Dolly Maureen Dow
Eddie William Walker
Production Team  
Director Tomás Mac Anna
Designer Eddie Johnston
Lighting Sean Burns
Accordion Music J. McElheran
Stage Management William Stewart
Stage Management Joan Rolston
Stage Management Sheila Gallagher
Stage Management Sean Burns (Jnr)
Stage Management Frances Hutchinson
Stage Management Margaret Stewart
Stage Management Gary Wilson
Wardrobe Rita Foster

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 its introduction by Daniel J. Casey, and from the original production programme and press cuttings held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.