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The Dream of a Summer Day


  • Playwright

    Liam Halligan 

  • Author Notes

    Based on the life and writings of Lafcadio Hearn.
  • Synopsis

    The Dream of a Summer Day celebrates the remarkable journey of an outsider in search of a home. Lafcadio Hearn, the Gothic writer, begins his travels when his mother brings him from his native Greece to Victorian Ireland. As a young man, he braves the rough and tumble ghettos of Cincinnati until, disillusioned with the sordid capitalism of the West, he sets sail for Japan – the otherworldly setting of his extraordinary stories…

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    All actors played a variety of roles.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Various Characters Diane O'Keeffe
Various Characters Colin O'Donoghue
Various Characters Conan Sweeny
Various Characters Aoife Molony
Various Characters Maria Tecce
Production Team  
Director Liam Halligan
Set Designer Marcus Costello
Lighting Designer Marcus Costello
Producer Cliona Dukes
Costume Designer Chisato Yoshimi
Choreographer Diane Richardson
Composer Denis Clohessy
Director's Assistant Michael McCabe
Technical Manager Richard Meagher
Tour Manager Bianca Moore
Stage Manager Hannah Solley
Japanese Consultant Futoshi Sakauchi
Set Construction Alan Clarke (1)
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Costume Construction Olwen Brennan
Lighting Technician Conor Downey
Graphic Design foursight media
Programme photography foursight media
Production Photography Ros Kavanagh
Audience Development Officer Cliona Maher
Hair by Val Sherlock

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Storytellers Theatre Company

  • Address


Source Of Information

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