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Tea in a China Cup

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Christina Reid 

  • Setting

    Belfast, in the period between 1939 and 1972.

  • Synopsis

    During the days surrounding the Twelfth of July celebrations, three generations of Protestant women in Belfast attempt to preserve a sense of community and family continuity by handing down traditions and possessions.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    8

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Samuel Dan Gordon
Sammy Dan Gordon
A Youth Dan Gordon
Army Officer John Hewitt
Second World War British Soldier John Hewitt
Valuer John Hewitt
Sarah Stella McCusker
The Grandfather Louis Rolston
Council Clerk Margaret D'Arcy
Fortune Teller Margaret D'Arcy
Mrs Jamison Margaret D'Arcy
The Grandmother Trudy Kelly
Great Aunt Maisie Sheila McGibbon
Beth Paula Hamilton
Theresa Frances Quinn
Production Team  
Director Leon Rubin
Set Designer Ken Hall
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Costume Designer Ivor C. Morrow
Production Manager Trevor Dawson
Stage Manager Rose Morris
Deputy Stage Manager Karen Kerr
Assistant Stage Manager Dan Gordon
Assistant Stage Manager Maggie Burge
Set Construction Jim Carson
Wardrobe Jacqueline Berryman
Wardrobe Ivor C. Morrow

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Christina Reid Plays 1

  • Year

    1987

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

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

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413712206

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

  • Email

    abr@alanbrodie.com

  • Website

    www.alanbrodie.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.