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Asmodée

or The Intruder

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Basil Bartlett 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    François Mauriac 

  • Setting

    The scene is the living room of an old house in the southwest of France.

  • Notes

    Miss Anderson's dresses and Miss Dillon's dress in Act II designed and made by Carl Bonn. Electrical Fittings kindly supplied by the G.E.C., Trinity Street.

  • Synopsis

    Marcelle de Barthus is a widow with four children who employs a tutor, Blaise Lebel, for her eldest son. It soon becomes apparent that the tutor has a strange power over all in the house, including the Governess who looks after the two youngest. When a young friend of the son comes to stay at the house, he too comes under the spell of Lebel and tragedy isn't far behind.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mademoiselle Cathleen Delany
Harry Fanning Ronald Ibbs
Jacques Cecil Brock
Marcelle de Barthas Jean Anderson
Blaise Lebel Blake Gifford
Emmanuelle Vivien Dillon
Anne Ina O'Byrne
The Curé John Izon
John Hugo McSwiggan
Production Team  
Director Gerald Pringle (1)
Settings by Carl Bonn
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Alice Brough
Musician Annie McNally
Manager Lord Longford
Set Construction Michael Lambert
Secretary Maureen Naish-Gray

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