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Lonely Hearts


  • Playwright

    Charles Richards 

  • Synopsis

    Lonely Hearts is a black comedy set in Paris around the time of the First World War. Henri Landru was a character reminiscent of ‘Jack the Ripper’. He was an incorrigible conman, who swindled over 300 French women, whom he met through placing adverts in the personal columns. He then seduced them and divested them of their financial assets

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    26 January 2004

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Observatory Lane Productions
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Civic Theatre

Original Cast  
Henri Landau Mal Whyte
Concierge Brid Ni Chionaola
Valerie Brid Ni Chionaola
Anna Campion Brid Ni Chionaola
Aunt Beatrice Brid Ni Chionaola
Concierge Lisa Corrigan
Maid Lisa Corrigan
Gabrielle Lisa Corrigan
Judge Steve Gunn
Detective Blanc Steve Gunn
Nurse Andrea Hayes
Marie Bonard Andrea Hayes
General Aidan Jordan
Monsieur Bonard Aidan Jordan
Inspector Duclos Julian Judge
Prosecutor Julian Judge
Gendarme Juillet Rian Sheehy-Kelly
Janine Calvet Bibbi Larsson
Mother Alison Miles
Madame de Vernay Alison Miles
Adjutant Alison Miles
Basard John O'Donoghue
Uncle Jacques John O'Donoghue
Annabel Kathryn O'Hart
Lauren Kathryn O'Hart
Production Team  
Director Paul Keeley
Set Designer Gus Martin
Lighting Designer Kevin Smith
Costumes Petra Hjortsberg
Sound Andrea Hayes
Stage Manager Martin Cahill
Assistant Stage Manager Lynn Darcy
Lighting Operator Andrew Rankin
Set Painter Billy Bird
PR Peter Brennan
Graphic Design David Torpey
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Source Of Information

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