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The Double


  • Playwright

    Johnny Hanrahan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Fyodor Dostoevsky 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Dostoyevsky's 'The Double'.

  • Synopsis

    'The Double' tells the story of a man who encounters and is overwhelmed by a mirror image of himself. It explores the pressures and confusions preying on those who are often glibly dismissed as villains.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    The Double is an ensemble piece in which the roles are interchangeable, with the exception of the role of The Double.


  • Date of First Production

    14 September 2001

  • Production Notes

    The Double was originally presented as a companion piece to 'The Overcoat' (listed separately) under the umbrella title 'Russian Tales'.

  • Producer

    Produced by Meridian Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    Dunamaise Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Performer Simon O'Gorman
Performer Frank Bourke
The Double Ronan Leahy
Performer Russell Smith
Performer Kieran Ahern
Performer David Ganly
Production Team  
Director Sarah Alexander
Designer Dody Nash
Lighting Designer Paul Denby
Sound Designer Cormac O'Connor (1)
Musical Director Nicole Panizza
Production Manager Cormac O'Connor (1)
Stage Manager Sue Baker
Set Construction Tony Henderson
Set Construction Tom Dalton
Set Construction Joe Neilson
Costume Construction Margaret O'Flynn
PR Kearney Melia Communications
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Johnny Hanrahan

  • Address

    c/o Revere
    South Douglas
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


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