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The Map Maker's Sorrow


  • Playwright

    Chris Lee 

  • Synopsis

    Parents always want the best for their children - they want them to grasp the opportunities they never had and learn from their mistakes. But sometimes their children find that they can't live up to these expectations, and feelings of failure creep in. For Henry and Morag, dealing with the death of their only son, the loss forces them to confront their own personal demons and strive to look at the world in a new light. By questioning their own obsessions they come to accept the depth of their grief and slowly learn to communicate with each other again.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Lucien Andrew Bennett
Henry Chris McHallem
Canal Worker Phillip McMahon
Waiter Phillip McMahon
Death Catherine Mack
Morag Ingrid Craigie
Oliver Brown Pat McGrath
Various Characters Pat McGrath
Jess Neili Conroy
Jason Kevin Lennon
Production Team  
Director Brian Brady
Designer Paul McCauley
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave O'Brien (2)
Stage Director Collette Morris
Assistant Stage Manager Maree Kearns
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth

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