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The Highest House on the Mountain

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Setting

    Set in a farmhouse kitchen in South-western Ireand in the present(1960).

  • Synopsis

    A play exploring the strained family relations when a son returns from England on a visit, bringing his new bride with him.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    1960

  • Production Notes

    For the Dublin International Theatre Festival

  • Producer

    Produced by Orion Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at the Gas Company Theatre, Dun Laoghaire.

Original Cast  
Connie Bannon Gerry Alexander
Mikey Bannon Martin Dempsey
Countryman Paddy MacGowan
Julie Bannon Anna Manahan
Sheila Moloney Rosemary Murray
Countryman Tom Nolan
Sonny Bannon Pat Nolan(2)
Patrick Bannon Gerry Sullivan
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Settings by Robert Heade
Producer Phyllis Ryan
Stage Manager Monica Brophy
Stage Manager Denis Hoey
Set Construction Sean Bolger
PR Dahna Davis

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Highest House on the Mountain

  • Year

    1961

  • Published By

    Progress House

  • Address

    270 North Circular Road
    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email

    dli@eircom.net

  • Website

    www.dli.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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