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The Vinegar Fly


  • Playwright

    Nick Perry 

  • Setting

    1912, on board a ship bound for Africa, at the mission station and in the bush.

  • Synopsis

    Sister Evangelist and her younger, more idealistic companion Sister Dympna set out for an African mission, on which their faith is tested.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    11 August 1994

  • Producer

    Produced by Charabanc Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at St Agnes Hall, Andersonstown.

Original Cast  
Sister Dympna Abigail McGibbon
Sister Evangelist Barbara Adair
Production Team  
Director Stephen Butcher
Designer Ivor C. Morrow
Lighting Designer Aidan Lacey
General Manager Maureen Jordan (2)
Stage Manager Brendan Galvin

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from the company archive, which is held at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.