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Tailors Requiem


  • Playwright

    Gavin Quinn 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the work room of the Master Tailor.

  • Synopsis

    It is the master's dream to create the perfect Tailor School to hand down and impart his craft. In teaching his apprentices - Bartok, Number and Agata - he neglects all other aspects of their education, both mentally and morally, so that, in a conventional sense, they grow up wild or blinkered. This almost silent play expresses the relationships of the four equal protagonists locked in their own world.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    May 1996

  • Producer

    Produced by Pan Pan

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Tailors Requiem premiered at the Theatre de L'Instant, Brest, France, as part of L'Imaginaire Irlandais Festival.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish premiere of the play took place at the Concourse Space, County Hall, Dun Laoighaire, in May 1996.

Original Cast  
The Master Charles Kelly
Agata Patrizia Barbagallo
The Musician Natasha Lohan
Bartok Rod Chichignoud
No. 252 Mark McCaffrey
Production Team  
Director Gavin Quinn
Lighting Designer Aedin Cosgrove
Costume Designer Christl Wein
Sound Brian Mooney
Music Composed by Natasha Lohan
Stage Manager Gerard Duff
Photography Andrew Flynn (2)
Video Production Andrew Flynn (2)

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Pan Pan

  • Address

    Curved Sreet
    Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 633 4493

  • Email


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Source Of Information

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