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The Gentle Island

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Synopsis

    The inhabitants of Inishkeen, The Gentle Island, off the west coast of County Donegal, are leaving for good — all except Manus Sweeney and his family.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    30 November 1971

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Olympia Theatre

Original Cast  
Bosco Niall O'Brien(1)
Joe Sweeney Eamon Morrissey
Philly Sweeney Bosco Hogan
Mary Maureen Toal
Shane Harrison Shane Connaughton
Anna Virginia Cole
Martin David Herlihy
Peter Quinn Edward Byrne
Tom Eamonn Draper
Sarah Sheelagh Cullen
Neil Paul Farrell
Con Seamus Healy
Manus Sweeney Liam Redmond
Paddy Joseph Conway
Production Team  
Director Vincent Dowling

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

    info@theagency.co.uk

  • Website

    www.theagency.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.