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Brigit

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Setting

    1950s, the setting is a traditional, three-roomed, thatched cottage in the west of Ireland and a convent chapel.

  • Synopsis

    Seamus is an odd-job man with ‘a great pair of hands’. He is given ‘a commission’ by the church to carve a statue. His previous work for the church was none too happy. However, he reluctantly accepts the commission and as he works on the statue his obsession with it grows: it comes to involve his family which is on the breadline – his wife, Mommo, and the three grandchildren they’ve inherited.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Father Kilgariff Marty Rea
Reverend Mother Jane Brennan
Séamus Bosco Hogan
Voice Sarah Lynch
Mommo Marie Mullen
A Young Nun Rachel O'Byrne (2)
Mary Lily McBride
Dolly Ailbhe Birkett
Tom Colm Conneely
Voice Gerry Flynn
Voice Tomás Hardiman
Production Team  
Director Garry Hynes
Consulting Producer Tim Smith
Lighting Designer Rick Fisher
Production Associate Craig Flaherty
Costume Assistant Amanda Donovan
Costume Assistant Jingyi Zhang
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
Movement Director David Bolger
General Manager Sarah Lynch
Technical Manager Barry O'Brien
Production Manager Eamonn Fox
Stage Manager Clare Howe
Assistant Stage Manager Caoimhe Regan
Company Stage Manager Paula Tierney
Set and Costume Designer Francis O'Connor
Dramaturg Thomas Conway
Set Construction TPS
Costume Supervisor Doreen McKenna (1)
Chief Electrician Shannon Light
Crew Frank Commins
Publicist Kate Bowe
Graphic Design Bite! Associates
Production Photography Manuel Harlan
Publicity Photography Amelia Stein
Scenic Printing Sandra Butler
Make-Up Val Sherlock
Transport Trevor Price
Carpenter Gus Dewar
Casting Director Maureen Hughes

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Mommo Plays: Brigit; Bailegangaire; A Thief of a Christmas

  • Year

    2014

  • Published By

    Bloomsbury

  • Address

    50 Bedford Square
    London
    WC1B 3DP
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7631 5600

  • Email

    contact@bloomsbury.com

  • ISBN

    978-1474218108

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)7796954969

  • Email

    alex@alexandracann.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.