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Mary and Lizzie

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Synopsis

    Mary and Lizzie Burns, two Irish women, embark on a theatrical, musical and visual journey through the play, encountering a magical priest, their dead mother, the Queen of England, Frederick Engels and Karl Marx amongst others.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    6

  • Cast Notes

    In the chorus of 7 additional actors was also used, and the part of Queen Victoria was played by a man.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    27 September 1989

  • Producer

    Produced by Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented in The Pit at the Barbican, London.

Original Cast  
Chorus Louise Kerr
Chorus Candida Gubbins
Chorus Kate Byers
Chorus Maggie Carr
Chorus Caroline Harding
A Boy Timothy Stark
Jenny Marx Katy Behean
Father Robert Demenger
A Pig Robert Demenger
Mary Burns Maureen Beattie
Lizzie Burns Lesley Sharp
A Pregnant Girl Cate Hamer
An Old Woman Pip Hinton
Queen Victoria Nicholas Woodeson
A Priest Nicholas Woodeson
Mother Darlene Johnson
Karl Marx Simon Dormandy
Frederick Engels Simon Russell Beale
Chorus Jane Cox (2)
Production Team  
Director Sarah Pia Anderson
Designer Ultz Design
Lighting Designer Geraint Pughe
Music by Shaun Davey

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

TRANSLATIONS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published script.