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The Poor Mouth

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Paul Lee 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Flann O'Brien 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted for the stage from the original by Myles na gCopaleen/Flann O'Brien.

  • Synopsis

    A satire on the life of the true Gael. The action is set in a fictional village in the Gaeltacht known as Corkadoragha, a place where the suffering and poverty of the Gaelic people is pure and unmitigated. The tale is in first-person narrative and purports to be the life story of Bonaparte O'Coonassa, a local resident. In Corkadoragha, according to the narrator, the torrential rains are more torrential, the squalor more squalid, the hopelessness more utterly hopeless than they are anywhere else in Ireland.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    June 1989

  • Producer

    Produced by Dry Bread Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented at An Beal Bocht, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Performer PJ Brady
Performer Paul Lee
Production Team  
Director Ronan Smith
Designer Blaithin Sheerin

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Paul Lee

  • Address

    c/o Music Lee
    Republic of Ireland

  • Website

    www.musiclee.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Paul Lee

  • Address

    c/o Music Lee
    Republic of Ireland

  • Website

    www.musiclee.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from a profile of Dry Bread Theatre Company.