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Olympia

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lauren-Shannon Jones 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman's short story 'Der Sandmann' by Nora Kelly-Lester and Lauren-Shannon Jones

  • Synopsis

    'Olympia' tells the story of Nathaniel, a neurotic but brilliant medical student, who falls madly in love with the strange daughter of his anatomy professor. Professor Coppola's obsession with matching him with her daughter reveals itself to be something much, much darker; and Nathaniel's pragmatic fiancee Clara and his hedonistic roommate Lothaire become his only hope to survive.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    14 October 2015

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Pygmankenstein. Developed under The New Theatre residency programme 2015/16 with the help of Fringe Lab. Part sponsored by the Goethe-Institut.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The New Theatre

Original Cast  
Nathaniel Michael-David McKernan
Lothaire Shane Robinson
Coppola Aenne Barr
Clara Erin Gilgen
Olympia Claudia Kinahan
Production Team  
Director Nora Kelly Lester
Set Designer Fionn McShane
Producer Ailish McCarthy
Producer Mark Ball
Lighting Conor Byrne (2)
Costume Designer Tara Louise Morrison
Fight Director Tristan McConnell
Stage Manager Cein Sookram
Graphic Design Andre K'por
Production Photography Janna Kemperman
Composer/Sound Designer Dylan Tonge Jones

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The New Theatre

  • Address

    43 East Essex Street
    Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 3361

  • Email

    info@thenewtheatre.com

  • Website

    www.thenewtheatre.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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