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Summer House


  • Playwright

    Robin Glendinning 

  • Setting

    The garden of a large house in an Ulster village.

  • Synopsis

    Summerhouse is a study of alcoholism and family conflict, interwoven with songs from the Church of Ireland hymn book. The play also serves as a metaphor for the Northern Ireland conflict witnessing decline, decay and loss of identity.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Reverend Dick Gerard Byrne
Jimmy Ross Alan Barry
Gerard David Ganly
Eva Ross Fionnula Flanagan
Georgina Melanie MacHugh
Production Team  
Director Caroline FitzGerald
Designer Kathy Strachan
Lighting Designer Conleth White
General Manager Jane Daly
Production Manager Tony Killeen
Stage Manager Bernie Walsh
Stage Manager Angela Duffy
Assistant Stage Manager Ian Kilroy
Technician Eamonn Fox
Technician Shannon Light
Set Construction Alan Clarke (1)
Stage Carpenter Frank Gleeson
Scenic Artist Peter Reid
Wardrobe Monica Ennis
Wardrobe Assistant Orfhlaith Stafford
Crew Gabrielle McGrath
Poster Designer Johan Hofsteenge
Poster Image Brian Bourke
Photography Amelia Stein
Administrator Anne Butler

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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