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The Weeping of Angels


  • Playwright

    Joseph O'Connor (1) 

  • Setting

    The action takes place during the day and into the night of Christmas Eve, some time in the future.

  • Synopsis

    In an attic room far above Dublin, in the not too distant future, three old women are perched together like rare and endangered birds. Sister Veronica, Mother Bernard and Sister Eugenia Barker have spent thirty years in this strange institution, watching through their window as the city far below has forgotten them. But as this Christmas Eve dawns, fate is about to intervene with shattering consequences, and the world they thought so still is on the brink of being changed forever.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Michael John Kavanagh (1)
Sister Veronica Joan O'Hara
Mother Bernard Brenda Fricker
Sister Eugenia Bernadette McKenna
Phipps Des Cave
Gabriel Phelim Drew
Production Team  
Director Alan Stanford
Designer Robin Don
Lighting Designer Tina MacHugh
Production Manager Liam Pawley
Stage Director Val Keogh
Assistant Stage Manager Breege Walters
Production Assistant Henry Rooney
Set Construction Arena Construction
Scenic Artist Jack Kirwan
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Costume Construction Janet O'Leary
Costume Construction Jacqueline Kobler
Chief Electrician Brendan O'Dwyer
Tailor Denis Darcy
Tailor Des Leech
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Hair by Patsy Giles
Company Director Michael Colgan (1)
Company Deputy Director Marie Rooney
Company Deputy Director Anne Clarke

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Blake Friedmann

  • Address

    122 Arlington Road
    London NW1 7HP

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7284 0408

  • Email


Source Of Information

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