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The Veil


  • Playwright

    Conor McPherson 

  • Setting

    Rural Ireland, 1822

  • Synopsis

    The defrocked Reverend Berkeley arrives at the crumbling former glory of Mount Prospect House to accompany seventeen-year-old Hannah to England. She is to be married off to a Marquis in order to resolve the debts of her mother’s estate. However, compelled by the strange voices that haunt his beautiful young charge and a fascination with the psychic current that pervades the house, Berkeley proposes a séance, the consequences of which are catastrophic.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Mr Fingal Peter McDonald
Reverend Berkeley Jim Norton
Mrs Goulding BrĂ­d Brennan
Clare Wallace Caoilfhionn Dunne
Maria Lambroke Ursula Jones
Charles Audelle Adrian Schiller
Madeleine Lambroke Fenella Woolgar
Hannah Lambroke Emily Taaffe
Production Team  
Director Conor McPherson
Designer Rae Smith
Lighting Designer Neil Austin
Sound Designer Paul Arditti
Movement Director Jack Murphy
Fight Director Kate Waters
Music by Stephen Warbeck

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