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The Ginger Man


  • Playwright

    J.P. Donleavy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    J.P. Donleavy

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the author's own novel of the same title.
  • Setting

    June in a warm year. A south suburb of Dublin City.

  • Synopsis

    The Ginger Man is the story of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young roguish American student at Trinity College in Dublin.

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    15 September 1959

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Spur Productions Ltd.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the Fortune Theatre, London.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Irish Premiere in the Gaeity Theatre, Dublin, where it was coproduced by Dublin Globe Theatre and Spur Productions Ltd. Richard Harris was the only remaining cast from the original London production.

Original Cast  
Sebastian Balfe Dangerfield Richard Harris
Marion Dangerfield Wendy Craig
Miss Lilly Frost Isabel Dean
Kenneth O' Keefe Ronald Fraser
Production Team  
Director Philip Wiseman
Decor by Tony Walton

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