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Walking the Road

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Dermot Bolger 

  • Synopsis

    Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge lost his life in Flanders Fields, 1917, while serving with the British army in WWI. One of Ireland’s finest poets, Ledwidge left the familiarity of his Co. Meath home and loved ones and joined the British army to follow the fate of so many other young men of that doomed generation. Marking the 90th anniversary of the 3rd Battle of Ypres in 1917, this play follows Francis Ledwidge’s final journey as he finds himself ‘walking the road’ alongside all of those who had touched his life.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    05 June 2007

  • Production Notes

    Produced in association with In Flanders Fields Museum

  • Producer

    Produced by axis: Ballymun

  • Original Venue

    axis: Ballymun

Original Cast  
Performer Colin O'Donoghue
Performer Kelly Hickey
Production Team  
Director Ray Yeates
Set Designer Marie Tierney
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Producer Roisin McGarr
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Music and Sound by Mark O'Brien (2)
Production Manager Paul Hyland
Stage Manager Marella Boschi
Photography Patrick Redmond

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Nick Marston, Curtis Brown

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket,
    London SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7396 6600

  • Email

    nick@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    www.curtisbrown.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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