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The Miser

A Comedy by Molière


  • Playwright

    David Johnston (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Setting

    The 17th century

  • Synopsis

    When old widower Harpingon decides to marry off his children against their will, he sets the entire family scheming to steal his fortune. With forbidden romance in the air and the family treasure buried in the backyard, it's a race to see who will come out on top. Can Harpingon stay a stride ahead and hang onto his beloved hoard, getting himself a hot young bride to boot? Or will his kids succeed in foiling his selfish plans?

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Some cast doubling possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    30 April 2010

  • Producer

    Produced by Lyric Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Elmwood Hall

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at Elmwood Hall while the Lyric Theatre was undergoing extensive renovation.

Original Cast  
Berrylucre Richard Orr
Eloise Julie Maxwell
Harpingon Andy Gray
Marianne Sarah Lyle
Carlyle Michael Condron
Quimph Michael Condron
Jack Michael Condron
Margarita Katie Tumelty
Tristram Richard Clements
Magistrate Richard Orr
Alexander Paul Boyd (1)
Production Team  
Director Dan Gordon
Set Designer Stuart Marshall
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Costume Designer Diana Ennis
Composer Neil Martin
Technical Stage Manager Keith Ginty
Stage Manager Laura McCabe
Deputy Stage Manager Pauline McKay
Assistant Technical Stage Manager James Rea
Assistant Stage Manager Georgie Ross
Set Construction Jim Carson
Scenic Artist Anna McCaughtry
Wardrobe Supervisor Margaret Pescott
Production Electrician Allan McGuinness
Hair & Make-Up Aisling Toner
Seamstress Sarah McCormack
Seamstress Lauren Hanna
Seamstress Christine Boyle
Seamstress Melanie Carmichael
Intern Jazzmin McClure

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    David Johnston

  • Address

    Queen's University
    Northern Ireland

  • Email

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    David Johnston

  • Address

    Queen's University
    Northern Ireland

  • Email

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