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  • Playwright

    Ben Hennessy 

  • Synopsis

    Climb is based on three Mountain stories – Joe Simpson’s Touching the Void – an incredible, contemporary, survival story set in the Peruvian Andes, George Mallory’s Everest expeditions in the early 1920’s and his letters to his wife Ruth – Mallory was one of the most extraordinary men of the 20th Century – disappearing in the high mists on Everest in 1924 – his body only found in 1999 and Thomas Burnett and his publication – The Sacred Theory of the Earth in 1684 which looked at the origins of mountains.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Davy Eoin Lynch
Henry T. Morshead Serena Brabazon
Lady on Boat Serena Brabazon
Postman Nicholas Kavanagh
Andy Nicholas Kavanagh
Teddy Norton Nicholas Kavanagh
Charles Howard Bury Nicholas Kavanagh
Guy Bullock Nicholas Kavanagh
Geoffrey Young Nicholas Kavanagh
Andrew Irvine Serena Brabazon
Ruth Mallory Serena Brabazon
Jenny Serena Brabazon
Howard Somerville Eoin Lynch
Dr. Alexander Kellas Eoin Lynch
Noel Odell Eoin Lynch
Sims Eoin Lynch
Indian Ticket Collector Eoin Lynch
Gentleman on Boat Eoin Lynch
George Mallory Tom Conway
Lisa Serena Brabazon
Old Man on Boat Nicholas Kavanagh
Production Team  
Poster Distribution Micheal Smullen
Set Designer Ben Hennessy
Set Tory Services
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Costume Designer Jeannine Storan
Composer Jamie Beamish
Puppet Design and Construction Rory Thompson
Administration Assistant Niamh Daly
Administration Assistant Natalie Jacob
Production Manager Liz Honan
Assistant Stage Manager Sinead Kelly
Set Construction Harry Hannon
Costume Co-ordinator Jeannine Storan
Stage Crew Paul Collins
Transport Johnny Villa
Development Director Mikel Murfi
Front of House Manager Bernie Daly

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