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GUESS WHO'S COMING FOR THE DINNER

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Roddy Doyle 

  • Synopsis

    Loosely inspired by the 1960s film 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner', this play takes a light-hearted look at the different reactions within one Irish family to the arrival for dinner of Ben, a Nigerian asylum seeker. In particular the play focuses on Larry Linnane, a man who loves his wife and family and football and dinners swimming in "gravy you could dye your hair with". He considers himself a liberal until his eldest daughter brings home "the black fella".

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mona Linnane Barbara Bergin
Laurence Linnane Jnr. Barbara Bergin
Vanessa Linnane Barbara Bergin
Larry Linnane Gary Cooke
Tracy Linnane Gary Cooke
Ben Maynard Eziashi
Stephanie Linnane Janet Moran
Production Team  
Director Bairbre NĂ­ Chaoimh
Set Designer Robert Ballagh
Producer Maria Fleming
Lighting Designer Joe Canavan
Costume Designer Sinead Cuthbert
Composer Trevor Knight
Assistant Director Mairead McGrath
Production Manager Richard Meagher
Stage Manager Tara Furlong
Stage Manager Niall Connolly
Set Construction Kevin Courtney

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Not Available

  • Contact

    John Sutton

  • Address

    Public Communications Centre
    22 South Great Georges Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 679 4173

  • Fax

    + 353 (0)1 679 5401

  • Email

    john@pcc.ie

  • Website

    www.pcc.ie

  • RIGHTS INFORMATION

    • Territory

      All Territories

    • Rights Type

      All Rights

    • Contact

      John Sutton

    • Address

      Public Communications Centre
      22 South Great Georges Street
      Dublin 2
      Republic of Ireland

    • Phone

      + 353 (0)1 679 4173

    • Fax

      + 353 (0)1 679 5401

    • Email

      john@pcc.ie

    • Website

      www.pcc.ie

    SOURCE OF INFORMATION

    The information for this entry was taken from the original festival programme and promotional flyer.