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Getting the Picture


  • Playwright

    David Pownall 

  • Setting

    The Hermitage, Jackson's home near Nashville, Tennessee, and Carrickfergus. 1845.

  • Synopsis

    Former US president Andrew Jackson is nearing the end of his days. He is visited by Mathew Brady, a celebrated photographer from New York, and by a young Belfast woman who challenges him to lend his name to an insurrection of United Irishmen.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    10 November 1998

  • Production Notes

    Produced in association with Atlantic Bridges.
  • Producer

    Produced by Lyric Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Lyric Theatre

Original Cast  
Stanley Kinlock John Hewitt
Lyle Niall Cusack
Sorcha Kinlock Jasmine Russell
Mathew Brady Miceal McBrian
Hannah Anni Domingo
Jackson Chris Crooks
Production Team  
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Designer Will Hargreaves
Lighting Designer John Riddell
Producer Aine McCartney
Costume Assistant Jeanette Parkes
Music by Neil Martin
Production Manager Wallace McDowell
Stage Manager Eibhlin de Barra
Technical Stage Manager John Riddell
Deputy Stage Manager Simon Bird (1)
Deputy Technical Stage Manager James C. McFetridge
Assistant Stage Manager Simon Forbes
Assistant Stage Manager Alan Clarke (2)
Set Construction Jim Carson
Costume Supervisor Anne Whittaker
Photography Rory Moore
Photography Jill Jennings

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.