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  • Playwright

    Lynda Radley 

  • Notes

    Winner of a Fringe First Award.

  • Synopsis

    At a time when science and religion have conspired to make freak shows shameful, Robert Riley, owner of Riley's Odditorium, struggles to find new ways of keeping his company afloat. There's no money in the coffers and they've had to eat the horse. Only the mermaid act is bringing in the punters and she's just holding her breath...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    11 August 2011

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Dundee Rep Ensemble and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

  • Producer

    Produced by Traverse Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Traverse Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    'Futureproof' previewed at the Dundee Rep Theatre on the 3rd of August 2011 before transferring to the Traverse Theatre as part of the 2011 Edinbrugh Festival Fringe.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish premiere took place at The Everyman, Cork on 16th June 2017 as part of Cork Midsummer Festival. It was produced by The Everyman in association with Cork Midsummer Festival and Project Arts Centre and was directed by Tom Creed.

Original Cast  
Riley John Buick
George/Georgina Lesley Hart
Marketa Irene Macdougall
Tiny Robert Paterson
Lillie Ashley Smith
Millie Nicola Roy
Serena Natalie Wallace
Production Team  
Director Dominic Hill
Designer Colin Richmond
Lighting Designer Guy Hoare
Movement Director Janet Smith
Movement Director Sally Owen
Composer John Harris
AV Design Kim Beveridge
Deputy Stage Manager Richard Lodge
Assistant Stage Manager Lesley Neilson
Assistant Stage Manager Lauren Simmonds
Company Stage Manager Nils Den Hertog
Wardrobe Supervisor Phyllis Byrne
Wardrobe Assistant Cleo McCabe
Wardrobe Assistant Enza Dormizzi
Wardrobe Assistant Susan Doyle
Wigs by Annemarie O'Neill
Cutter Liz McCaffery
Prosthetics Morag McLain

Published Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript.