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A Singular Man


  • Playwright

    J.P. Donleavy 

  • Setting

    New York City, mid-20th century

  • Synopsis

    Adapted from the author's novel about a rich man named George Smith who, assailed by his ex-wife and four children, builds a mausoleum in which to live.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
George Smith Jim Bartley
First Actor Frank Kelly
Mrs Martin May Ollis
Sally Tomson Eileen Murphy
Shirl Clare Mullen
Ann Martin Jan Strother
Production Team  
Director Alan Simpson
Lighting Paddy Scanlon
Designer Wendy Shea

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Plays of JP Donleavy

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  • Published By

    Delcorte Press

  • Address

    New York

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