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The Apricot Season


  • Playwright

    Terence Butler 

  • Author Notes

    A translation of the Italian play 'La Stagione Delle Albicocche' by Aldo Nicolaj.
  • Setting

    The outskirts of a city, present day(1962).

  • Synopsis

    In a small square of a village, the owner of the café, in love with a doctor, is jealous of a sick lady that he is taking care of. The husband of the sick lady keeps announcing calmly from his balcony the phases of her agony. But when she dies he will understand how much he has loved her and that he cannot live without her.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Apollo John Cowley
Fedora Helen Robinson
Giulio Stanley Illsley
Doctor Leo McCabe
Flaminia Moira Deady
Andrea Frank O'Donovan
Eugenia Lea Padovani
The Colonel Paddy Whyte
Production Team  
Director Allan Davis
Settings by Robert Heade
Musician Florence Byrne
Musician Edward Creighton
Stage Manager Fraser Lowden
Stage Manager Tom O'Neill
Assistant Stage Manager Arthur Healey
Chief Electrician Tom Connor

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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