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Bare Essentials

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom O'Neill 

  • Synopsis

    Bare Essentials follows Norman, a down-market Dublin bedsit dweller whose artistic talent is as vast as his paranoia, and his side-kick Sean, whose sights are set on bigger things for both of them. The play explores the uneasy relationship that unfolds between business and the arts, as together they stumble through an atypical day in the life of an unemployed Dublin artist.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    In the original production four additional characters were heard as prerecorded voices.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Norman Normal Patrick David Nolan
Sam White Martin Dunne
American Business Man Frank Melia
Social Welfare Woman Maeve Price
Social Welfare Man Gary Scanlan
Production Team  
Director Rebecca Roper
Set Designer Eddie Doyle(1)
Lighting Designer PJ Dillon
Stage Manager Eddie Doyle(1)
Assistant Stage Manager Majella Flynn
Painting by Joe Doherty
Administrator Bernie Cunnane

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was taken from the 1988 Dublin Theatre Festival programme.