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How Many Miles to Babylon?

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Jennifer Johnston 

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of her original novel of the same name.

  • Setting

    November 1914 to January 1915.

  • Synopsis

    Two childhood friends, separated by culture and class, end up serving together in the First World War. One is a reluctant volunteer, there because of his English mother's patriotism, while his friend wants to acquire the skills of war to use later in Ireland against the British.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Jerry Peter O'Meara (1)
Alec Stuart Graham
Mother Eleanor Methven
Glendinning Richard Howard
Sgt Barry Trevor Moore
Bennett Graham Arnold
Production Team  
Director Caroline FitzGerald
Designer Liz Cullinane
Lighting Designer Tony Wakefield
Production Manager Wallace McDowell
Technical Stage Manager Rory McAlister
Stage Manager Sally McKenna
Deputy Stage Manager Ruth Gogarty
Assistant Stage Manager David McFetridge
Assistant Stage Manager Nick Allsop
Set Construction Jim Carson
Scenic Artist Stuart Marshall
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jeanette Parkes

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Nicky Lund, David Higham Associates Ltd

  • Address

    5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square
    London W1R 4HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7437 7888

  • Email

    dha@davidhigham.co.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Nicky Lund, David Higham Associates Ltd

  • Address

    5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square
    London W1R 4HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7437 7888

  • Email

    dha@davidhigham.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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