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A View From the Obelisk


  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Notes

    A View From the Obelisk was originally presented alongside 'Roman Fever' and 'Pizzazz' by the same author (both listed separately) under the title 'Scorpions'.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    05 October 1983

  • Production Notes

    A View From the Obelisk was earlier presented as a short 25 minute play. It was re-written and presented as a one-act play as listed.
  • Producer

    Produced by Dublin Theatre Festival

  • Original Venue

    3Olympia Theatre

Original Cast  
Rosemary Susan Fitzgerald
Owen Joe Dowling
The Boy Barry Lynch
Production Team  
Director Roy Heayberd
Set Designer Houston Marshall
Lighting Designer David Carlisle
Costume Designer Nigel Boyd
Music by Rod McVey
Production Manager Julian Erskine
Technical Supervisor Alan Caffrey
Stage Director Claire Cahill
Stage Manager Eddie Lynch
Wardrobe Assistant Anne O'Halloran

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Pizzazz/View From The Obelisk/Roman Fever

  • Year


  • Published By

    Samuel French Inc

  • Address

    45 West 25th Street - Dept.W
    New York

  • Phone

    + 1 212 206-8990

  • Website


  • ISBN


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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