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The Orphans

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Setting

    Set in a house in Kent in 1969.

  • Synopsis

    Kate lives with Dan, a defected priest, in the family home she inherited. With them lives Mr. Kyne, Dan's father, who refuses to return to Ireland because of the disgrace his son has brought on the family. Kate's brother, Roddie and his pregnant wife Moggie - a woman who has lived it up in true swinging sixties style - have come to stay. Into this mix of complex, cofused and solitary people add Beryl, the housekeeper, with her own old complications.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Roddie Pat Laffan
Kate Blanaid Irvine
Moggie Aideen O'Kelly
Dan Gerry Sullivan
Mr. Kyne Cecil Sheehan
Beryl Ruth Durley
Production Team  
Director Vincent Dowling
Settings by Patrick Murray
Manager Brian Tobin
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Management Mai McFall
Stage Management John McGuigan
Stage Management Liam O'Sullivan
Stage Manager Louis Molloy
Set Painter Brian Collins
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1983 523312

  • Email

    alex@alexandracann.co.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1983 523312

  • Email

    alex@alexandracann.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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