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The Birds

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Conor McPherson 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Daphne Du Maurier 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the 1952 short story by Daphne du Maurier.

  • Setting

    A house in the countryside.

  • Synopsis

    Three strangers take refuge in an abandoned house as flocks of birds attack all around them. A chilling story of terror and suspense loosely based on the famous short story by Daphne Du Maurier.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    29 September 2009

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of the 2009 Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival

  • Producer

    Produced by Gate Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    First performed as part of the 2009 Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.

Original Cast  
Nat Ciaran Hinds
Diane Sinead Cusack
Julia Denise Gough
Production Team  
Director Conor McPherson
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Sound Designer Simon Baker
Composer Fionnuala Ní Chiosáin
Pianist Fionnuala Ní Chiosáin
Double Bass Paul Moore (3)
Production Manager James McConnell
Production Co-ordinator Val Keogh
Stage Director Donna Leonard
Technician Brian Cahill (2)
Technician Richard Lambert
Set Construction TPS
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Wardrobe Kiki Beamish
Dresser Máire Ní Dhomhnaill (2)
Dresser Elizabeth McElligott
Graphic Design aka Design
Production Photography Anthony Woods
Design Rae Smith
Assistant Show Manager Laura Brady
Casting Sarah Bird
Hair & Make-Up Anne Dunne
Assistant to Designer Alyson Cummins

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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.