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  • Playwright

    Liam Lynch 

  • Synopsis

    Krieg tells of one man's experience of mental illness and the humiliation and degradation he encounters within the hospital system. The title come from the German word for war, to reflect how a mentally ill person is often at war with themselves, their family and with society in general.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Tex David Heap
Nurse Hare Liam de Staic
Ted Liam de Staic
Wilson Derek Lord
Patient Derek Lord
Patient Virginia Cole
Angie Virginia Cole
Jet Ciaran Hinds
Patrick Malcolm Douglas
Burke Gerry O'Brien (1)
Bossman Gerry O'Brien (1)
Nurse Kate Thompson
Lucy Kate Thompson
Sullivan Vincent McCabe
Nubber Vincent McCabe
Jenny Máire Hastings
Dr Maclean David Heap
Queenie Liam de Staic
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Frank Conway
Designer Joanna Taylor
Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
Stage Manager Barbara Bradshaw
Stage Manager Brian Power
Stage Manager Paula Fitzmaurice

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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