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Uncle Silas

Adapted by Christine Longford from the Novel by J. Sheridan Le Fanu.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Christine Longford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    J. Sheridan Le Fanu 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted by Christine Longford from the Novel by J. Sheridan Le Fanu.

  • Setting

    Maud's house at Knowl. September 1844. Bartram Haugh. The Blackberry Dell

  • Synopsis

    Maud Ruthyn is an only child, brought up on a vast estate by her self-righteous father. She becomes obsessed with her Uncle Silas, whose elegant and haunting image she discovers in family portraits. When she hears rumours of his decadent living and disgrace she begins a crusade to reclaim him to the family.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mr. Grimston Alpho O'Reilly
Dudley Ruthyn Aiden Grennell
Hawkes Dermot Tuohy
Mrs. Quince Joan O'Rourke
Milly Ruthyn Iris Lawler
Lord Ilbury Charles Mitchel
Silas Ruthyn Maurice O'Brien
Giles Dan O'Connell(2)
Lady Knollys Gervaise Mathews
Madame de la Rougierre Eve Watkinson
Maud Ruthyn Peggy Bowes
Dr. Bryerly John Welsh
Meg Lilian Boit
Production Team  
Settings by Kay Casson
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Edna Boles
Produced by John Izon
Manager Lord Longford
Stage Manager Dan O'Connell(2)
Assistant Stage Manager Alpho O'Reilly
Assistant Stage Manager Lilian Boit
Wardrobe Sheila O'Reilly
Assistant Carpenter Leo Lambert
Wardrobe Assistant Joan O'Rourke
Wardrobe Assistant Peggy Bowes
Chief Electrician Patrick Long
Design Kay Casson
Secretary Ann O'Connor
Carpenter Michael Lambert
Assistant Secretary Rosalie Newman

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lady Boyd

  • Address

    Ince Castle
    Saltash
    Cornwall
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1752 842 672

  • Email

    boydince@aol.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme