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The Chairs

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Owen McCafferty 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Eugene Ionesco 

  • Author Notes

    A version of the play by Eugène Ionesco.

  • Synopsis

    An old couple have lived on an island for years and tonight they are taking the plunge. The old man has longed to pass on his total life experience but has never found the right words. Tonight he has invited the finest in society to listen as a skilled orator articulates his great words of knowledge. The old woman, his faithful companion in life, starts to set out the chairs.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Old Man Sean Kearns
Orator Ronan Leahy
Old Woman Carol Scanlan
Production Team  
Director Jimmy Fay
Designer Stuart Marshall
Producer Eamon Quinn
Lighting Designer James C. McFetridge
Composer Conor Mitchell
Musician Conor Mitchell
Musician Kevin Lawless
Assistant Producer Orla McGrady
Stage Manager Marianne Crosslé
Technical Stage Manager James C. McFetridge
Assistant Stage Manager Laura McCabe
Set Construction The Workshop
Photography Phil Smith
Outreach Officer John McCann (2)
Literal translation by Kerry Goyer

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Rights for original material

  • Contact

    The Ionesco Estate

  • Address

    c/o Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatique, 11bis rue Ballu
    75442 Paris
    France

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

    info@theagency.co.uk

  • Website

    www.theagency.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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