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Dancing at Lughnasa

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brian Friel 

  • Setting

    August 1936 - The Mundy Family home, two miles outside the village of Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, their ages ranging from twenty-six up to forty. The two male members of the household are brother Jack, a missionary priest, repatriated from Africa by his superiors after twenty-five years, and Michael, the seven-year-old child of the youngest sister. Narrated by Michael as an adult, the play depicts two days in the lives of five remarkable women.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Chris Catherine Byrne
Rose Bríd Ní Neachtain
Jack Barry McGovern
Michael Gerard McSorley
Maggie Anita Reeves
Kate Frances Tomelty
Agnes Brid Brennan
Gerry Paul Herzberg
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Trevor Dawson
Sound Dave Nolan
Choreographer Terry John Bates
Assistant Director Philip Hardy
Design Assistant Barbara Lavery
Production Manager Trevor Dawson
Stage Director Bill Hay
Assistant Stage Manager Fearga O'Doherty
Assistant Stage Manager Charlene Farrell
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Peter Rose
Set Assistant John Kavanagh (3)
Set Assistant Mark Darley
Set Assistant Martin Hayes
Scenic Artist Angie Benner
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Joan O'Clery
Wardrobe Assistant Vicky Miller
Assistant Scenic Artist Marie-Clare Boothman
Assistant Scenic Artist Jonathan Garrett
Photography Fergus Bourke

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Hungarian as

  • Title

    Pogánytánc

  • Year

    2003

  • Published By

    Európa Konyvkiadó

  • Address

    Budapest
    Hungary

  • RRP

    2700Ft

  • ISBN

    9630773031

  • Published in French as

  • Title

    Danser a Lughnasa

  • Year

    1996

  • Published By

    Theatrales

  • Address

    France

  • ISBN

    2907810952

  • Published in Portuguese as

  • Title

    Danças a um deus pagão

  • 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.