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Who Shall Be Happy..?


  • Playwright

    Trevor Griffiths 

  • Setting

    Palais de Luxembourg, Paris. April 1794, the height of the Great Terror.

  • Notes

    An adaptation of the television drama 'Hope in the Year Two' by the same author.

  • Synopsis

    A ransacked Palais de Luxembourg is home to a prisoner as famous as the Revolution itself. The authorities, fearful of a rescue attempt, have planted a decoy to confuse his supporters, for in less than twenty-four hours the Revolution will turn against one of its most celebrated protagonists and execute George Jacques Danton. Henry is the prisoner's warder, the "first fruiting" of the revolution and the last hope of its fading hero.

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    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
The Prisoner Stanley Townsend
Henry Kulvinder Ghir
Production Team  
Director Trevor Griffiths
Designer Hayden Griffin
Producer Jackie Doyle
Lighting Designer Aidan Lacey
Sound Green Dolphin Studios
Composer Neil Martin
Assistant Designer Terry Loane
Production Manager Guy Barriscale
Stage Manager Val Bainbridge
Assistant Stage Manager Gary Warmington
Set Construction Guy Barriscale
Graphic Design Stuart Marshall
Photography Jill Jennings
Marketing Ciara McKeagney
Hair by Nicki Gordon

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Who Shall Be Happy..?

  • Year


  • Published By

    Samuel French Inc

  • Address

    45 West 25th Street - Dept.W
    New York

  • Phone

    + 1 212 206-8990

  • Website


  • ISBN


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Niels Weise, Peters Fraser and Dunlop

  • Address

    Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street
    London WC2B 5HA

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7344 1055

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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