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The Parrot

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy 

  • Synopsis

    The Parrot is based on an old Italian folk tale. The story is told by a down-at-hell parrot, who befriends a young girl. His story is about a princess who was so lonely that she had a life-sized doll of herself made to keep her company. One day the doll is kidnapped by robbers, who seize her carriage.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    5

  • Cast Notes

    Cross casting is necessary. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    27 September 1983

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Tadhg O'Kane Players in conjunction with the Dublin Theatre Festival.

  • Producer

    Co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented at the Round Room in the Mansion House, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Peahen/Villain's Sister Kate Hogan
Heron/Father Maurice Sheehan
Magpie/Villain Seamus Lynch
Finch/Girl Niamh Mahon
Parrot John Guiney
Production Team  
Director Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Set Designer Dave Deeley
Costume Designer Joan Bergin
Sound Ray Hennessy
Production Manager Declan Burke-Kennedy
Stage Manager Niall O'Keefe

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy

  • Address

    Carrigahorig
    Nenagh
    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    maryelizbk@gmail.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy

  • Address

    Carrigahorig
    Nenagh
    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    maryelizbk@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the 1983 Dublin Theatre Festival programme.