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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Setting

    A hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag/Ballybeg, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal. Late August, 1833.

  • Synopsis

    The first Royal Ordnance Survey is translating the local Gaelic place names of the townland of Baile Beag in County Donegal into English, with far-reaching personal and cultural consequences for a hedge-school teacher, his two sons, and the small group of local people who attend the school.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    23 September 1980

  • Producer

    Produced by Field Day Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Guildhall, Derry.

Original Cast  
Captain Lancey David Heap
Máire Nuala Hayes
Manus Mick Lally
Owen Stephen Rea
Doalty Liam Neeson
Sarah Ann Hasson
Jimmy Jack Roy Hanlon
Bridget Brenda Scallon
Hugh Ray McAnally
Lieutenant Yolland Shaun Scott
Production Team  
Director Art Ó Briain
Designer Consolata Boyle
Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
Design Assistant Magdalena Rubalcava
Design Assistant Mary Friel
Company Manager Paddy Woodworth
Stage Manager Bo Barton
Deputy Stage Manager Jonathan Tait
Assistant Stage Manager Margo Harkin
Set Construction Robert Boyle
PR Paddy Woodworth
PR Assistant Finola O'Doherty
Graphic Design Roy Gaston
Poster Image Basil Blackshaw

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in German as

  • Title

    Der Wunderheiler/Sprachstorungen/Die Notbremse

  • Year

    1988

  • Published By

    Diogenes-Veri.

  • Address

    Germany

  • ISBN

    3894870575

  • Published in Portuguese as

  • Title

    Traduções

  • Translated by

    Paulo Eduarto Carvalho

  • Published By

    Edições Colibri

  • Address

    Apartado 42.001
    Telheiras 1601-801
    Lisboa
    Portugal

  • Phone

    351 21 796 40 38

  • Email

    colibri@edi-colibri.pt

  • Website

    http://www.edi-colibri.pt/

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All 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.