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The Home Place


  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Setting

    The Lodge, Ballybeg ,Co. Donegal, Summer 1878.

  • Synopsis

    The year is 1878. The widowed Christopher Gore, his son David and the woman they are both in love with, their housekeeper Margaret, live in The Lodge in Ballybeg. But in this era of unrest at the dawn of Home Rule, the seemingly serene life enjoyed at The Lodge is threatened by the arrival of Christopher’s English cousin, who unwittingly ignites deep animosity among the villagers of Ballybeg.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The parts of the Children were played by different actors on alternate nights.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Perkins Pat Kinevane
Maisie McLaughlin Ciara Lyons
Tommy Boyle Kenneth Mc Donnell
Tommy Boyle Bill Ó Cléirigh
Mary Sweeney Brenda Larby
Christopher Gore Tom Courtenay
Johnny MacLoone Mick Judd
Con Doherty Adam Fergus
Dr. Richard Gore Nick Dunning
Margaret O'Donnell Derbhle Crotty
David Gore Hugh O'Conor
Clement O'Donnell Barry McGovern
Sally Cavanagh Laura Jane Laughlin
Maisie McLaughlin Leanna Duke
Production Team  
Director Adrian Noble
Designer Peter McKintosh
Lighting Designer Paul Pyant
Production Manager James McConnell
Production Co-ordinator Val Keogh
Stage Director Donna Leonard
Assistant Stage Manager Kenneth Kelly (1)
Assistant Stage Manager Marjolijn Venema
Props Assistant Marjolijn Venema
Technician Sarah Derivan
Technician Brian Rudden
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Costume Construction Laura Fortune
Wardrobe Assistant Valerie Dempsey
Costume Construction Janet O'Leary
Tailor Louis Copeland
Production Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Voice Coach Cathal Quinn (1)
Make-Up Anne Dunne
Hair by Anne Dunne

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

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Source Of Information

Information on this entry was taken from the original production programme and the Gate website.