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Portia Coughlan

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Marina Carr 

  • Synopsis

    Haunted by the death, fifteen years previously, of her twin brother who keeps calling to her, Portia Coughlan has become, in turn, a ghostly figure. She lives with her husband, whom she can't love, and her three children, whom she can`t trust herself to care for.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    5

  • Cast Notes

    In the original production, two child actors played the role of Gabriel Scully on alternate nights.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Raphael Coughlan Sean Rocks
Marianne Scully Stella McCusker
Maggie May Doorley Marion O'Dwyer
Fintan Goolan Charlie Bonner
Sly Scully Tom Hickey
Senchil Doorley Des Keogh
Portia Coughlan Derbhle Crotty
Damus Hallion Don Wycherley
Blaize Scully Pauline Flanagan
Stacia the Cyclops of Coolinarney Bronagh Gallagher
Production Team  
Director Garry Hynes
Designer Kandis Cook
Lighting Designer Jim Simmons
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Design Assistant Patricia Mulligan
Stage Director Collette Morris
Assistant Stage Manager Susie Sheil
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Make-Up Patsy Giles
Programme Irish Theatre Publications

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in German as

  • Title

    Playspotting: Die Londoner Theaterszene der 90er

  • Year

    2001

  • Published By

    Rohwohlt Theater Verlag

  • Address

    Hamburger Str. 17
    D – 21465 Reinbek bei Hamburg
    Germany

  • Phone

    +49 - (0)40 - 7272 - 270

  • Email

    theater@rowohlt.de

  • Website

    www.rohwohlt-theaterverlag.de

  • ISBN

    978-3499223747

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.