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La Locandiera


  • Playwright

    Alice Coghlan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Carlo Goldoni

  • Author Notes

    A new translation of Goldoni's 1753 comedy.

  • Setting

    An inn in Florence in the 18th century.

  • Synopsis

    The seductive innkeeper Mirandolina has every man at her feet they cover her in diamonds and cower about her like puppy dogs. Until 'the declared enemy of Italian women' - the Ulster Gentleman checks in. Piqued, Mirandolina vows to vindicate her sex by making him fall in love with her. Who will lose the night? The misogynist Gent or the seductive Locandiera?

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production the part of the Gentleman's Manservant was played by the actor playing the waiter Fabrizio.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    02 March 2009

  • Production Notes

    Produced in association with the Port House.

  • Producer

    Produced by Wonderland Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed in the upstairs bar of the Port House, South William Street, Dublin.

Original Cast  
The Count of the Flowering Dawn Mal Whyte
The Marchese of Forlipopli Neill Fleming
An Ulster Gentleman Connolly Heron
Mirandolina Claire Jenkins
Fabrizio Damien O'Donnell
The Gentleman’s manservant Damien O'Donnell
Production Team  
Director Alice Coghlan
Costume Designer Tara Jones Hamilton
Musical Director Donal Adams
Musical Director Sam Kavanagh
Assistant Director Amy Fox
Company Administrator Gráinne Lynch (1)
Stage Manager James Fanning
Dramaturg Irene Dei
Photography Steve Wilson
Translator Alice Coghlan
Language Consultant Irene Dei
Language Consultant Valeria Bandino
Wigs by Pat McDevitt
Co-Producer Nina Antonioli
Tour Producer Sara Cregan
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