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  • Playwright

    Tom Gallacher 

  • Setting

    Set in the Autumn of 1971 in an actor-manager's studio at the top of an old London theatre.

  • Synopsis

    A backstage comedy, centering on an eccentric, retired actor/manager who is coaxed back to play Solness in Ibsens 'The Master Builder'. Bernard Kevin had also retired from his wife, family and life, until his loving but long absent wife conspires to seduce him back to the business and real life.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Victor Bray Bill Golding
Doctors: Anstrud, Bartle & Clear Tony Doyle
Lisette Monsy Angela Vale
Bernard Kevin Julian Somers
Delia Kevin Diana Fairfax
Clare Kevin Maev Alexander
Production Team  
Director Robert Gillespie
Stage Director John McGuigan

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.