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The Overcoat


  • Playwright

    Johnny Hanrahan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Nikolai Gogol

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Gogol's short story 'The Overcoat'
  • Synopsis

    The Overcoat tells the story of a Mr. Nobody destroyed by society's cruelty.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    May 1989

  • Production Notes

    The Overcoat was subsequently presented by Meridian as part of 'Russian Tales' in 2001, as a companion piece to 'The Double' (listed separately).
  • Producer

    Produced by Meridian Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    Triskel Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Nikolai Denis Conway
Akaky Kieran Ahern
Fred Jack Healy
Fyodor Dominic Moore
Paul Tony Sheehan
Production Team  
Director John Browne
Designer John Browne
Designer Marlene Drykoningen
Lighting Designer Cormac Sheridan
Costumes Jean Browne
Music Composed by John Browne
Production Team Deirdre Murphy
Production Team Pat Hennessy
Graphic Design John MacMonagle
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Administrator Maura O'Keeffe

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Johnny Hanrahan

  • Address

    c/o Revere
    South Douglas
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was supplied by a member of Meridian Theatre Company.