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The Cure At Troy


  • Playwright

    Seamus Heaney 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Author Notes

    After 'Philoctetes' by Sophocles.
  • Synopsis

    The story of the legendary hero and expert archer Philoctetes, who set off with the Greek army for the war on Troy, but was left behind on Lemnos because of a wound on his heel.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    01 October 1990

  • Producer

    Produced by Field Day Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Guildhall, Derry.

Original Cast  
Neoptolemus Sean Rocks
Chorus Siobhan Miley
Odysseus Seamus Moran
Philoctetes Des McAleer
Chorus Zara Turner
Chorus Veronica Duffy
Merchant (in disguise) Veronica Duffy
Production Team  
Director Stephen Rea
Director Bob Crowley
Designer Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Lighting Designer Rory Dempster
Music by Donal Lunny
Design Assistant Antony Waterman
Company Manager Gary McKeone
Stage Manager Jude Wheway
Deputy Stage Manager Seamus Shea
Assistant Stage Manager Micil Ryan
Lighting Operator John Garrigan
Costume Supervisor Christine Rowland
PR Kate Bond
Painting by Basil Blackshaw
Marketing Manager Finola O'Doherty
Casting Hubbard Casting
Administrator Colette Nelis

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Faber and Faber

  • Address

    74-77 Great Russell Street
    London WC1B 3DA

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7465 0045

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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