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The Desert Lullaby


  • Playwright

    Jennifer Johnston 

  • Setting

    A country house in Wicklow.

  • Synopsis

    Two women sit in a garden and look back at a crucial moment exactly fifty years ago which has shaped their lives ever since.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Flora Stella McCusker
Nellie Pauline Flanagan
Young Flora Lisa Harding
Young Nellie Sile Nic Chonaonaigh
Eddie Patrick Lennox
Production Team  
Director Caroline FitzGerald
Designer Blaithin Sheerin
Lighting Designer John Riddell
Costume Designer Anne Whittaker
Production Manager Wallace McDowell
Technical Stage Manager John Riddell
Stage Manager Ruth Gogarty
Deputy Stage Manager Shirley Campbell
Deputy Stage Manager David McFetridge
Deputy Stage Manager Eibhlin de Barra
Deputy Technical Stage Manager James C. McFetridge
Assistant Stage Manager Simon Bird (1)
Assistant Stage Manager David Sherwin
Set Construction Jim Carson
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jeanette Parkes

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Desert Lullaby

  • Year


  • Published By

    Lagan Press

  • Address

    7 Lower Crescent
    Belfast BT7 1NR
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Nicky Lund, David Higham Associates Ltd

  • Address

    5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square
    London W1R 4HA

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7437 7888

  • Email


Source Of Information

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