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The Diamond Body

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Aidan Mathews 

  • Author Notes

    Written in collaboration with the company.

  • Setting

    The play's setting is indeterminate, although it imagines several environments including a club, a square and a maze of streets.

  • Synopsis

    The Diamond Body is a murder story and a case history. The protagonist is Stephanos, the hermaphroditic owner of the Easter Island Statues Club, a gay discotheque on a Greek island. The antagonist is the local population whose attitude toward the stranger in their midst moves inevitably from resentment through revulsion to open violence.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    This character is identified as androgynous. In the original production it was played by a woman.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Performer Olwen Fouéré
Production Team  
Director Brendan Ellis
Director Roger Doyle
Designer Brendan Ellis
Designer Olwen Fouéré
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Music Composed by Roger Doyle
Production Manager Julian Plunkett-Dillon
Stage Manager Brian Power
Lighting Operator Greg Kyle
Sound Operator Roger Doyle
Photography Amelia Stein

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Operating Theatre

  • Address

    Australia

  • Website

    www.operatingtheatre.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Operating Theatre.