Plays

RICHARD'S CORK LEG

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brendan Behan 

  • Author Notes

    Edited and with additional material by Alan Simpson.

  • Setting

    The action takes plce in a cemetery in the Dublin mountains and in Mrs. Mallarkey's house. The Time - Well...

  • Synopsis

    Produced after Behan's death and featuring the legendary Dubliners, this was described in the programme as 'an entertainment'. It would be best described as a comedy with music, set in a graveyard populated with two bawds, two blind men, the graveyard supervisor and a variety of mourners and undertakers.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    5

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. The Original Cast included members of 'The Dubliners'.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Various Characters Ciarán Bourke
A Corpse Ciarán Bourke
Maria Concepta(Bawd I) Eileen Colgan
Mrs. Cronin Terri Donnelly
Various Characters Ronnie Drew
Blind Man Ronnie Drew
Various Characters Luke Kelly
Blind Man Luke Kelly
Various Characters Barney McKenna
A Coloured Gentleman Barney McKenna
Deirdre Mallarkey Dearbhla Molloy
Mrs. Mallarkey Angela Newman
Rose of Lima(Bawd II) Joan O'Hara
Various Characters John Sheehan
Production Team  
Director Alan Simpson
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Leslie Scott

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Behan: The Complete Plays.

  • Year

    1978

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Fax

    + 44 (0)20 7828 2098

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413387801

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  • Contact

    Society of Authors

  • Address

    84 Drayton Gardens
    London
    SW10 9SB
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7373 6642

  • Fax

    +44 (0)20 7373 5768

  • Website

    www.societyofauthors.net

  • RIGHTS INFORMATION

    • Territory

      All Territories

    • Rights Type

      All Rights

    • Contact

      Society of Authors

    • Address

      84 Drayton Gardens
      London
      SW10 9SB
      England

    • Phone

      +44 (0)20 7373 6642

    • Fax

      +44 (0)20 7373 5768

    • Website

      www.societyofauthors.net

    SOURCE OF INFORMATION

    The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.