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Henry and Harriet


  • Playwright

    Carlo G├ębler 

  • Synopsis

    The date is 2nd April 1912 and Henry Surphlis is on a shopping mission. He has two tickets for the Titanic, which is leaving Belfast for Southampton and then New York that very night. We follow him on a mad dash around the Cathedral Quarter as he buys the last things he needs before eloping with his belle Harriet Sweetlove

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Notes

    There were two performers alternating as Henry Surphlis to facilitate four performances each evening.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    02 May 2007

  • Producer

    Produced by Kabosh

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Kabosh staged this play in four working shops in Belfast City Centre. The audience journeyed around the shops in the company of Henry. The audience congregated in the Northern Whig Public House on Bridge St. The shops used were Langford's Shoe Shop on North St (Oaten's Leather Goods Store), Suitor Menswear on Rosemary St. (Cobb Quigley & Sons Gentlemen's Outfitters) and Cash Converters on High St (Maggie Boyd's Fancy Goods Shop) and Reliable Travel, Donegall St (Whiting & Tedworth, Shipping Agents).

Original Cast  
Walter Oaten Gordon Fulton
Cobb Quigley Niall Cusack
Maggie Boyd Brigid Erin Bates
Leonard Louden Jim Doran (2)
Harriet Sweetlove Jo Donnelly
Henry Surphlis Joe Rea
Henry Surphlis Gerard McCabe
Production Team  
Director Paula McFetridge
Set Designer Sabine Dargent
Producer Jo Egan
Costume Designer Sabine Dargent
Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Barnes
Assistant Stage Manager Caroline Curran
Artist Dominic Donnelly
Script Development Jo Egan

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Henry and Harriet and other plays

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  • Published By

    Lagan Press

  • Address

    7 Lower Crescent
    Belfast BT7 1NR
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was provided by Kabosh Theatre Company.