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Pygmies in the Ruins

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Ron Hutchinson 

  • Setting

    Belfast, 1991 and 1871.

  • Synopsis

    RUC photographer Washburn cracks up, becoming obsessed with an unsolved death from 1871 and linking it with the recent murder that pushed him over the edge. His lover Nuala has to contend with this and with religious apartheid in police circles. The same masonic attitude stymies Victorian Dubliner Dr. Mulcahy in his (simultaneously unfolding) attempt to solve the earlier death. Both protagonists also grapple with the ramifications of migration to and from the province.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    5

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. The original production also included five child actors.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mrs McAteer Stella McCusker
Mr McAteer Mal Whyte
Young Woman Ali White
Ciara Ali White
Mrs McCabe Barbara Adair
Mulcahy Harry Towb
Reid John Keegan
Labourer Gerard Crossan
Nuala Aine McCartney
Washburn Sean Scanlan
Foreman Brendan Coyle
Committee Member Brendan Coyle
Shawney Walter McMonagle
Production Team  
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Designer Kathy Strachan
Lighting Designer Stephen McManus
Assistant Director Adrian Smith
Production Manager Martin Hammond
Stage Manager Nick Waters
Technical Stage Manager Wallace McDowell
Deputy Stage Manager Niall Cranney
Assistant Stage Manager Rory McAlister
Assistant Stage Manager Sian Campbell
Set Construction Jim Carson
Scenic Artist Stuart Marshall
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jeanette Parkes
Projections Stephen George

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Judy Daish, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 8964 8811

  • Website

    www.judydaish.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Judy Daish, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 8964 8811

  • Website

    www.judydaish.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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