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A Little Like Paradise


  • Playwright

    Niall Williams 

  • Synopsis

    The play deals with the battered hopes and dreams of the people living in a quiet Clare village. Their lives are transformed by a succession of miracles, mishaps and bizarre events which, in the end, that second chances are possible and bring their dreams back to life.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Jay Feeney Brendan Conroy
Mary McInerney Fionnuala Murphy
Cissy Reidy Máire Hastings
Fr. Francis McInerney Des Nealon
Marty McInerney Vincent McCabe
Kay Breen Fedelma Cullen
Mick Maguire John Olohan
Production Team  
Director Brian Brady
Designer Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer Tony Wakefield
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Design Co-ordinator Karen Weavers
Stage Director Collette Morris
Assistant Stage Manager Carrie Rooney
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Backdrop Jack Kerwin
Graphic Design Irish Theatre Publications
Photography Amelia Stein

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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