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The Magic Tree


  • Playwright

    Ursula Rani Sarma 

  • Setting

    Abandoned summer house

  • Synopsis

    Which comes first, loneliness or violence? This is the story of love born in a very dark place between a man who wants to belong and a woman who wants to be forgotten. On a stormy night, they shelter in an abandoned summer home and tentatively discover what it is that they have in common. But just when it seems something beautiful might emerge, the opposite appears.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    28 August 2008

  • Producer

    Produced by Djinn Productions

  • Original Venue

    Granary Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Part of the Cork Midsummer Festival.

Original Cast  
Doc Frank Bourke
Lenny Ciaran O'Brien
Gordy John Cronin
Phan Cian Murray
Lamb Laura O'Toole
Production Team  
Director Ursula Rani Sarma
Lighting Sinead Wallace
Music and Sound by Sam Jackson
Design Assistant Jennifer Lichter
Executive Producer Joanne Beirne
Executive Producer William Galinsky
Produced by RĂ³ise Goan
Production Manager Olan Wrynn
Stage Manager Deirdre McClean
Chief Electrician Kevin Smith
Designer Becs Andrews
Tour & Production Manager Lisa Mahony

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London WIF 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


Source Of Information

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