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Shining City


  • Playwright

    Conor McPherson 

  • Synopsis

    In Dublin a man comes to a counsellor seeking help. He claims to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. But what begins as just an unusual encounter, becomes a desperate struggle between the living and the dead a struggle which will shape and define both men for the rest of their lives.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Ian Michael McElhatton
Laurence Tom Murphy (2)
John Stanley Townsend
Neasa Kathy Kiera Clarke
Production Team  
Director Conor McPherson
Designer Rae Smith
Lighting Designer Mark Henderson
Sound Designer Ian Dickinson
Stage Manager Rebecca Austin
Stage Manager Laura Routledge
Costume Supervisor Iona Kenrick
Casting Lisa Makin

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Source Of Information

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