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The Lantern Man


  • Playwright

    Jane Coyle 

  • Synopsis

    Wounded in body and spirit, Johnny McGrath returns from the Western Front to a city he barely recognises. He has unexpectedly inherited hundreds of glass lantern slides capturing images of soldiers in action. He decides to put them on show, to tell the public the real story of the war. As tension mounts around him, Johnny comes to realise that there is more to the photographs than meets the eye and that secrets can be hard to hide.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    09 September 2016

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Powerstone Entertainment in association with the Institute for Conflict Research.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast.

Original Cast  
Mrs. Haughey Libby Smyth
Joe Noel McGee
Sylvia Julie Kinsella
Wainwright James Doran
Alice Cathy Brennan-Bradley
Johnny Shane Whisker
Christina Hannah Coyle
Production Team  
Director Stephen Beggs
Sound & Vision Padraig Coyle
Stage Manager Megan Magill
Publicity Design Patrick Coyle
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The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.