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A Very Weird Manor


  • Playwright

    Marie Jones (1) 

  • Synopsis

    When Enda O’Loan’s long-lost father dies, he inherits 20 acres of godforsaken bog on which stands the crumbling edifice that is McNutt Manor. With the house comes an eccentric collection of faithful staff. To raise the money to keep McNutt Manor running, Enda persuades a producer to film daily life in the big house for a reality TV show. But the arrival of the cameras brings out an uncontrollable obsession with stardom in the locals who will do anything for their 15 minutes of fame.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Virginia Helen Norton
Ralph Dan Gordon
Spendal Dan Gordon
Guard Tuomey Dan Gordon
Dorcas Laura Hughes
Phelix Paddy Jenkins
Harcourt Michael Condron
Enda Barry McEvoy
Production Team  
Director Ian McElhinney
Set Designer David Craig
Lighting Designer John Riddell
Costume Designer David Craig
Composer Cathal Synott
Deputy Stage Manager Caoileann Curry
Assistant Stage Manager Julie Anne Bolton
Voice Coach Patricia Logue

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Source Of Information

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