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Diary of a Madman

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tim McDonnell 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Nikolai Gogol 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Nikolai Gogol.

  • Synopsis

    Axenty Ivanovich Poprishchin is a minor civil servant who spends most of his day sharpening pens. He's obsessed with class, rank, status and his own lack of all three. He's badly dressed, his hair sticks out like hay and he's madly in love with the boss's daughter, who hasn't noticed that he exists. One day he hears two dogs talking on the streets...

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    28 September 1987

  • Production Notes

    Produced in association with John F. Everett and the Clashganna Mills Trust.

  • Producer

    Produced by Focus Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Axenty Ivanovich Poprishchin Tim McDonnell
Production Team  
Director Deirdre O'Connell
Designer Markus Thonett
Designer Gene Lambert

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Focus Theatre

  • Address

    6 Pembroke Place
    off Pembroke Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Focus Theatre

  • Address

    6 Pembroke Place
    off Pembroke Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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