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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


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Captive Audience


  • Playwright

    Desmond Forristal 

  • Synopsis

    A girl awakens to find herself lying on a bed in a strange room with a locked door. She has no idea where she is or how she got there. She gradually realises that she is kidnapped, but she does not know why or by whom. Her kidnapper is an articulate but unstable young man who uses this opportunity to expound his views on life, sex, religion and other topics.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Larry Gerard McSorley
Caroline Liz Bono
Seamus Michael Lawlor
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Producer Chris O'Neill
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
General Manager Mary Cannon
Technical Director Robert Heade
Stage Director Ann Myler
Assistant Stage Director Tony Hudson
Assistant Stage Manager Liza Schuster
Stage Carpenter Fred West
Wardrobe Supervisor Sadie Looney
Wardrobe Mistress Marie Clasby
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
Chief Electrician Albert Cassells

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ciaran Forristal

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from the 1979 Dublin Theatre Festival programme.