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The Beacon

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Nancy Harris 

  • Notes

    Commissioned by Druid Theatre. 

  • Synopsis

    Beiv, a celebrated artist, has moved from suburban Dublin to her holiday cottage on an island off the coast of West Cork. But a dark shadow from the past hangs over her. When her estranged son and his new young wife arrive to stay, she is faced with some difficult questions.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Donal Ian Lloyd Anderson
Beiv Jane Brennan
Bonnie Rae Gray
Ray Dan Monaghan
Colm Marty Rea
Production Team  
Director Garry Hynes
Set Designer Francis O'Connor
Costume Designer Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer James F. Ingalls
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
Fight Director James Cosgrave
Deputy Stage Manager Sophie Flynn
Assistant Stage Manager Audrey Rooney
Casting Consultant Maureen Hughes
Casting Consultant Sarah Jones(2)
Casting (US) Laura Stanczyk Casting
Costume Supervisor Doreen McKenna (1)
Costume Assistant Jingyi Zhang
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Master Carpenter Gus Dewar
Carpenter Pete Nelson
Carpenter Tony O'Reilly
Chief Electrician Shannon Light
Lighting Programmer Susan Collins (2)
Technician Richard Curwood
Scenic Painter Orla Clogher
Props Gill Christie
Props Gavin Morgan
Assistant Set Designer Rodolfo Villalobos
Production Photography Robbie Jack
Rehearsal Photography Kyle Tunney
PR Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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