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The Last Days Of a Reluctant Tyrant

Inpsired by the novel 'The Golovlyov Family' by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin 

  • Setting

    Once upon a time in a provincial rural area.

  • Synopsis

    An epic family drama about greed, hypocrisy and corruption, charting the decline of a landed estate over a ten year period. Arina, the tyrant of the title, has dedicated her life to pursuit of power and wealth. Having amassed a veritable empire, she is finally confronted with the effects of her material ambition on her relationship with her sons.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Ivan Barry Barnes
Priest Brendan Conroy
Steven Darragh Kelly
Man Donagh Deeney
Kiry Mick Lally
Victor Tom Hickey
Paul Frank McCusker
Arina Marie Mullen
Vera Eva Bartley
Peter Declan Conlon
Anthony Rory Nolan
Doctor/Dignitary Sean O'Neill (2)
Ulita Ruth McGill
Lena Caoilfhionn Dunne
Anna Janice Byrne
Maid 2 Bríd Ní Chumhaill
Maid 1 Aoife O'Donnell
Production Team  
Director Conall Morrison
Set Designer Tom Piper
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Costume Designer Joan O'Clery
Sound Designer Ben Delaney
Voice Director Andrea Ainsworth
Fight Director Paul Burke
Composer Conor Linehan
Assistant Director Padraic McIntyre
Deputy Stage Manager Elizabeth Gerhardy
Assistant Stage Manager Elaine Walsh
Assistant Stage Manager Róisín Coyle
Company Stage Manager Brendan Galvin
Graphic Design Clare Lynch
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Sign Language Interpreter Amanda Coogan
Casting Director Holly Ní Chiardha
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Captioning Ruth McCreery
Captioning Paula McRedmond
Audio Description Kate Ingram
Audio Description Gillian Porter

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant

  • Year

    2009

  • 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

  • ISBN

    978 1 408 199947

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