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Here Lies


  • Playwright

    Olwen Fouéré  Selina Cartmell 

  • Author Notes

    Written by Olwen Fouéré and Selina Cartmell in collaboration with the company.
  • Synopsis

    Here Lies is the first in a series of live installations by Operating Theatre which retrace Antonin Artaud's journey through Ireland in 1937. Inspired by an apocalyptic vision, the French actor/writer arrived in Cobh, Co. Cork carrying a cane, which he believed to be the staff of St Patrick. His journey brought him to Inis Mór and to Galway, where he stayed in the Imperial Hotel without the means to pay his bill. Some days later he was arrested in Dublin and subsequently deported as an undesirable and destitute alien.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    22 July 2005

  • Producer

    Produced by Operating Theatre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at The Meeting Room, Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway.

Original Cast  
Performer Olwen Fouéré
Performer Roger Doyle
Production Team  
Director Selina Cartmell
Designer Paul Keogan
Producer Ali Curran
Costumes Niamh Lunny
Music by Roger Doyle
Assistant Stage Manager Aoife Hester
Assistant Stage Manager Orla Burke
Set Construction Alan Clarke (1)
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Graphic Design Jonathan Parson
Make-Up Val Sherlock
Hair by Val Sherlock
Sound Consultant Cormac Carroll

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Operating Theatre

  • Address


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from materials provided by Operating Theatre Company