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The Giant Lobelia


  • Playwright

    Harry Barton 

  • Setting

    The play is set in Eastern Africa on or about the Equator. The action is sometimes on the veranda at the Swamba, sometimes out in the bush. The time is the present.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The characters listed as Stagehand were non-speaking acting roles, as opposed to stage-management

Original Production

Original Cast  
Stagehand Jonathan White
Bob Waggle Brian de Salvo
Jack Crayshaw Aiden Grennell
Stagehand Michael Grennell
Helena Crayshaw Veronica Duffy
Joan Crayshaw Beryl Fagan
Ella Stamp Angela Vale
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Designer Alan Pleass
Artistic Director Phyllis Ryan
Lighting Paddy Long
Company Manager Brendan Connellan
Stage Director Margaret Stewart
Assistant Stage Manager Michael Scott (2)
House Manager Rosaleen McDarby

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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