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Molly Sweeney


  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Synopsis

    Molly Sweeney tells the story of a woman who has the chance to regain her sight after being blind. Through a series of interconnected monologues we follow Molly's journey from darkness into light, as she lies in her hospital bed, attended by her husband and her eye surgeon.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Molly Sweeney Catherine Byrne (1)
Frank Sweeney Mark Lambert
Mr. Rice T.P. McKenna
Production Team  
Director Brian Friel
Set Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Mick Hughes
Costume Designer Joan Bergin
Sound Edward Walsh
Music by Nollaig Casey
Music by Arty McGlynn
Assistant Director Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Production Manager Ken Hartnett
Stage Director Lita O'Connell
Deputy Stage Manager Arnold Fanning
Set Construction Arena Construction
Stage Carpenter Liam Pawley
Scenic Artist Chris Clarke
Scenic Artist Irene O'Brien
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Chief Electrician James McConnell
Tailor Louis Copeland
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Company Director Michael Colgan (1)
Company Deputy Director Marie Rooney
Company Deputy Director Anne Clarke

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • 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

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Source Of Information

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