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Belfry

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Billy Roche 

  • Setting

    Set in a Belfry (of sorts).

  • Notes

    Belfry, alongside 'Poor Beast in the Rain' and 'A Handful of Stars' (both listed separately), is part of a trilogy of plays known as 'The Wexford Trilogy'.

  • Synopsis

    Artie is the sacristan in the local church. Caring for his elderly mother, he spends most of his time with Father Pat and Dominic the young alter-server - that is until Angela starts to help with the church flowers. The two begin a soaring affair, but when somebody tells Angela's husband, Archie is left to face life without her.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    18 November 1991

  • Producer

    Produced by The Bush Theatre

  • Original Venue

    The Bush Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish Premiere of 'Belfry' was presented on the Peacock Stage of the Abbey Theatre on the 15 January 1993.

Original Cast  
Angela Ingrid Craigie
Artie O'Leary Des McAleer
Dominic Aidan Gillen
Father Pat Gary Lydon
Donal Michael O'Hagan
Production Team  
Director Robin Lefevre
Designer Andrew Wood
Lighting Designer Tina MacHugh
Sound Designer John A. Leonard

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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