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Hedy Lamarr and the Easter Rising


  • Playwright

    Michael James Ford 

  • Synopsis

    John Loder, English gentleman, fought at Gallipoli and the Somme, as well as witnessing at first hand the 1916 Rebellion in Dublin. Loder was the son of General Lowe, the man who accepted Pearse's surrender at the end of the Easter Rising. Subsequently he became a suppoirting actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood. The play begins in 1943 with Loder, beside his Beverly Hills pool, reflecting on his fast disintegrating marriage to the screen goddess Hedy Lamarr. Following a whirlwind romance, the B-list actor and the Austrian femme fatale have found themselves to be utterly incompatible. Loder , who throughout his charmed life has never been given to introspection, starts to realise he has been hijacked by the past and forced to confront an array of long-buried memories.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
John Loder Michael James Ford
Production Team  
Director Trevor Knight
Designer Jack Kirwan
Lighting Moyra D'Arcy

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Bewley’s Cafe Theatre

  • Address

    Top Floor, Powerscourt Townhouse
    South William Street, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)86 878 4001

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from promotional material supplied by the company.