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The Miser


  • Playwright

    Alice Coghlan 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Author Notes

    A new site-specific staging of Molière's 1668 comedy

  • Setting

    Georgian Dublin

  • Synopsis

    Old Harpagon has sent his debtors to the gallows. Now it's time to send his children to the devil. For his loving daughter he has selected a marriage without dowry and a rich widow for his dandy son. But when Harpagon lusts after the same girl as his son, all comic hell breaks loose and his children conspire to trick this dirty Scrooge out of his beloved treasure chest.

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  • Date of First Production

    09 September 2007

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of the 2007 Dublin Fringe Festival.

  • Producer

    Produced by Wonderland Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed in the James Joyce Centre, North Great George's Street, Dublin.

Original Cast  
La Merluche Alberto Albertino
Lord Anselme Alberto Albertino
Valere Shadaan Felfeli
The Officer David Ferguson
Brindovine David Ferguson
La Fleche Connolly Heron
Cléante Declan McGauran
Frosine Eithne McGuinness
The Broker Simon Paul Nolan
Maitre Jacques Paul Nolan
Marianne Bernadette O'Reilly (1)
Harpagon Martin Phillips
Eithne Sarah Jayne Quigley
Singer Helen Smith (1)
Miss Claude Helen Smith (1)
Production Team  
Director Alice Coghlan
Lighting Designer Helina Patience
Producer Seán Ramsay
Costume Designer Aisling Nic Eoin
Pianist Archie Chen
Pianist Evan Ferrar
Pianist Vincent Lynch
Associate Designer Gillian Hollingsworth
Assistant Director Charlotte Harrison
Stage Manager Camilla Wilcock
Assistant Stage Manager Jean Igoe
Dramaturg Camilla Wilcock
Poster Design Shane White
Photography Shane White
Wigs by Pat McDevitt
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The information for this entry was taken from the orginal production programme.