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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


  • Playwright

    Arthur Riordan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    James Joyce

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from Joyce's novel of the same name.

  • Notes

    Originally commissioned by Abbey Theatre.

  • Synopsis

    Charting Stephen's transformation into a man, we follow him through the major milestones and stumbling blocks of his life: his school days, his first romance, his loss of faith and finally to his initiation into the world of writing.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Notes

    Each actor plays several characters.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Martha Breen
Performer Amy Conroy
Performer Peter Corboy
Performer AoibhÊann McCann
Performer Karen McCartney
Performer Paul Mescal
Performer Conor O'Riordan
Performer Kieran Roche
Production Team  
Director Ronan Phelan
Graphic Design Stuart Bradfield
PR Conleth Teevan
Producer Gemma Reeves
Producer Selina O'Reilly
Chief LX Tomek Rola
Stage Manager Cian Mulhall
Stage Manager Anne Layde
Production Manager Rob Furey
Assistant Director Ciara Elizabeth Smyth
Design Assistant Florentina Burcea
Movement Director Emma O'Kane
Composer & Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Set & Costume Designer Katie Davenport
Production Photography Ste Murray

Published Scripts

  • Title

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • Year


  • Published By

    Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

  • Address

    50 Bedford Square
    WC1B 3DP

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7631 5600

  • Website


  • ISBN


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Lisa Richards Agency

  • Address

    108 Upper Leeson Street
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 637 5000

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.