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by Mr. Farquhar

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lindsay Jane Sedgwick 

  • Synopsis

    Travel back in time to 1706 to a garret on St. Martin's Lane. Witness a 29-year-old George Farquhar, one of the best known and loved playwrights ever to come out of Ireland, as he struggles to write his last play, The Beaux Stratagem. The first playwright to give 'real' roles to women and to deal with divorce, he has lived life at a furious pace. Now he has six weeks to write his funniest play yet. As he wrestles with TB, he finds himself inspired by the unexpected friendship which grows between him and his landlady, Mistress Kempe, and by those events in his past that have made him the man he is.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    24 September 2013

  • Production Notes

    Presented by Blue Eagle Productions.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Waterside Theatre

Original Cast  
George Farquhar Stephen Bradley
Mistress Kempe Kate O'Rourke
Production Team  
Director Caroline Byrne
Designer Fiona Ryan
Lighting Designer Ilo Tarrant
Producer Jonathan Burgess
Composer Alan Wright
Keyboards Ben McGonigle
Flute Janice Channing
Production Manager Arthur Oliver-Brown
Stage Manager Darrell Bracegirdle
Cello Cliodhna McAteer

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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