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Burn The Bad Lamp

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Rod Goodall  Kevin Barry 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Kevin Barry 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the short story of the same name.

  • Setting

    Ralph Coughlan's antique shop.

  • Notes

    This adaptation was supported by a Galway County Council Arts Bursary in 2009

  • Synopsis

    Based on the story of the same name by Kevin Barry, 'Burn The Bad Lamp' tells of a day in the life of Ralph Coughlan, a downtrodden and nervous man, and of the paths that open up for him when an unexpected visitor explodes into his antique shop.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    Also features puppets.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    20 April 2010

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Rod Goodall as part of the 2010 Cúirt Festival.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Town Hall Theatre

Original Cast  
Ralph Rod Goodall
Puppeteer Áine Ní Dhroighneáin
Production Team  
Director Rod Goodall
Set Designer Ineke Abbas
Lighting Designer Mike O'Halloran
Puppet Design and Construction Matthew Guinnane

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings and from the 2010 Cúirt Festival programme.