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Phaedra

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Hilary Fannin  Ellen Cranitch 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Euripides  Jean Racine  Jean-Philippe Rameau 

  • Author Notes

    Inspired in part by Jean Racine's 'Phèdre' (1677) and Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera 'Hippolyte et Aricie' (1733), both themselves drawn from Euripides.

  • Setting

    Modern Ireland (2010)

  • Synopsis

    The timeless story of Phaedra's dark obsession with her stepson is placed in a contemporary Ireland that has become a fertile playing field for the capricious gods.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Maid Michèle Forbes
Performer Darragh Kelly
Theseus Stephen Brennan (1)
Hippolytus Allen Leech
Performer Gemma Reeves
Phaedra Catherine Walker
Ismene Sarah Greene
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Costumes Blaithin Sheerin
Set & Lighting Design John Comiskey
Musical Director Ellen Cranitch
Musician Cathy White
Musician Cormac De Barra
Musician Rory Musgrave
Musician Aingeala De Búrca
Musician Fionnuala Gill
Musician Robbie Harris
Musician Paudie O'Connor

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverly House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverly House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the Dublin Theatre Festival Programme and from the company website.