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The Home Place


  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Setting

    The Lodge, Ballybeg ,Co. Donegal, Summer 1878.

  • Synopsis

    The year is 1878. The widowed Christopher Gore, his son David and the woman they are both in love with, their housekeeper Margaret, live in The Lodge in Ballybeg. But in this era of unrest at the dawn of Home Rule, the seemingly serene life enjoyed at The Lodge is threatened by the arrival of Christopher’s English cousin, who unwittingly ignites deep animosity among the villagers of Ballybeg.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The parts of the Children were played by different actors on alternate nights.


Original Cast  
Perkins Pat Kinevane
Sally Cavanagh Laura Jane Laughlin
Clement O'Donnell Barry McGovern
David Gore Hugh O'Conor
Margaret O'Donnell Derbhle Crotty
Dr. Richard Gore Nick Dunning
Con Doherty Adam Fergus
Johnny MacLoone Mick Judd
Christopher Gore Tom Courtenay
Mary Sweeney Brenda Larby
Tommy Boyle Bill Ó Cléirigh
Tommy Boyle Kenneth Mc Donnell
Maisie McLaughlin Ciara Lyons
Maisie McLaughlin Leanna Duke
Production Team  
Director Adrian Noble
Designer Peter McKintosh
Lighting Designer Paul Pyant
Production Manager James McConnell
Production Co-ordinator Val Keogh
Stage Director Donna Leonard
Assistant Stage Manager Marjolijn Venema
Assistant Stage Manager Kenneth Kelly (1)
Props Assistant Marjolijn Venema
Technician Brian Rudden
Technician Sarah Derivan
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Costume Construction Janet O'Leary
Wardrobe Assistant Valerie Dempsey
Costume Construction Laura Fortune
Tailor Louis Copeland
Production Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Make-Up Anne Dunne
Voice Coach Cathal Quinn (1)
Hair by Anne Dunne



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

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Information on this entry was taken from the original production programme and the Gate website.