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Melonfarmer

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Alex Johnston 

  • Synopsis

    Mixing pop culture know-how with a bit of existential soul searching, Melonfarmer is set on the mean streets of Dublin and is an examination of a lost generation of Irish who never quite got lost. Melonfarmer is the world as seen through the eyes of twenty-something Sean, on the fast track down into the depths of his angst-filled, fantasy-fuelled mind. On the way, he quotes Joseph Beuys, "Everything must be changed." By the end, just about everything is.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    In the original production the offstage voices of the Radio DJ and 'underthebed' were performed live by members of the cast .

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Brian Niall Shanahan
Kirsten Pauline Hutton
Kathy Elizabeth Kuti
Ray Patrick Leech
Martina Amelia Crowley
Sean Charlie Bonner
Siobhan Gertrude Montgomery
Stephen Tony Flynn
Production Team  
Director Jimmy Fay
Designer Barbara Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave O'Brien (2)
Stage Director John Stapleton
Assistant Stage Manager Michelle Daly
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Programme Designworks Graphics

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    New Plays from the Abbey Theatre 1996-1998

  • Year

    1996

  • Published By

    Syracuse University Press

  • Address

    USA

  • ISBN

    0815607237

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Curtis Brown Group

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket Street
    London
    SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 20 7393 4400

  • Email

    info@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    www.curtisbrown.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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