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The Au Pair Man

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Setting

    Set in the top floor apartment in Mrs. Rogers' house in West London.

  • Synopsis

    The play concerns a rough Irish bill collector named Hartigan, who becomes love slave and companion to an English lady named Elizabeth. She lives in a cluttered London town house which looks more like a museum for a British Empire on which the sun has already set - even the doorbell chimes out the National Anthem. In this view of the battle between England and Ireland, Hartigan is conscripted into service in return for which Elizabeth agrees to teach him how to be a gentleman - a reverse Pygmalion, if you like.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Eugene Hartigan Donal McCann
Mrs. Rogers Joan Greenwood
Production Team  
Director Ted Kotcheff
Settings by Patrick Murray
Director's Assistant Milly Burns
Manager Brian Tobin
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Director Mai McFall
Stage Manager Liam O'Sullivan
Stage Manager Louis Molloy
Assistant Stage Manager Celine Costigan
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
Company Artistic Director Phyllis Ryan

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

    info@theagency.co.uk

  • Website

    www.theagency.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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