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On the Outside

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1)  Noel O'Donoghue 

  • Setting

    Outside a dancehall in rural Ireland in the 1950's.

  • Notes

    On the outside was written in 1959 and subsequently produced on Radio √Čireann in 1962, and around the same year by an amateur group in Cork. Chris O'Neill produced 'Outside' as a lunchtime show in the Project in 1972.

  • Synopsis

    Two lads stand outside the local dance hall without the social or financial wherewithal to gain entry.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    30 September 1974

  • Production Notes

    Produced in association with Four in One Players. After an extended run in the Project this Production transferred to the Peacock Theatre in November 1974 where it was presented with a new companion piece 'On the Inside' and only after a week was transferred upstairs to the Abbey's main stage.

  • Producer

    Produced by Project Arts Centre In association with Four-in-One Players

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Bouncer Gerry O'Brien (1)
Drunk Brendan Cauldwell
Girl Angela Harding
Frank Chris O'Neill
Joe Donal Neligan
Kathleen Biddy White-Lennon
Anne Barbara Dowling
Mickey Ford David Byrne(2)
First Man Willy Collins
Second Man Mick Quinlivan
Production Team  
Director Tom Murphy (1)
Designer Gerry O'Donovan
Stage Manager Flo Daniels

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Murphy Plays 4

  • Year

    1997

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • RRP

    ST£9.99

  • ISBN

    0413714500

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1983 523312

  • Email

    alex@alexandracann.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original published script.