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  • Playwright

    Stewart Parker 

  • Synopsis

    Four people are gathered together in a Belfast working-class parlour-house where, against the background of the Ulster Workers' Strike, they work out their relationships to each other, to the world outside, to the past. Only Marian is aware of a fifth presence - the ghost of Lily Matthews, the previous occupant.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    23 September 1987

  • Producer

    Produced by Field Day Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Guildhall, Derry.

Original Cast  
Lily Matthews Barbara Adair
Lenny Harrigan Stephen Rea
Ruth MacAlester Paula Hamilton
Marian Harrigan Eileen Pollock
Peter Irwin Jonathan Kent
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Bunnie Christie
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Musician Michael McCafferty
Musician John Trotter
Assistant Designer Julian McGowan
Administration Assistant Colette Nelis
Production Manager Peter Glencross
Deputy Stage Manager Alison Kelly
Company Stage Manager Lizzi Cocker
PR Orla Kennedy
Graphic Design Ralph Dobson
Poster Image Basil Blackshaw
Administrator Julie Barber

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Stewart Parker Plays 2

  • Year


  • Published By


  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website


  • ISBN

    0 413 74350 0

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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)7796954969

  • Email


Source Of Information

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