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Dancing Shadow

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Micheál Mac Liammóir 

  • Setting

    The action of the play is a room in Antony Conlon's house in Dublin.

  • Notes

    The unpublished script in the Mac Liammóir papers at National Library of Ireland uses the alternative title 'Shadow of a Dancer'.

  • Synopsis

    A melodrama about the tragic shadow a Spanish dancer casts across the fate of a Dublin family, the Conlons. Tina Conlon is in fact the daughter of the dancer and thus not related by blood to the brother, Larry, she adores so much, a fact that will complicate their adult life together.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Roberto Le Grange Hilton Edwards
Larry Conlon Micheál Mac Liammóir
Maggie Sally Travers
Laura Le Grange Coralie Carmichael
Antony Conlon Liam Gaffney
Mary Conlon Christine Hayden
Tina (grown-up) Meriel Moore
Isabel Maria Conlon May Carey
Tommy Reardon Roy Irving
Tina Peggy Cummins
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Stage Manager Cecil Monson
Assistant Stage Manager James Devoy
Assistant Stage Manager Jean St. Claire
Assistant Stage Manager John Layton-Haylock
Stage Carpenter Frank Caffrey (1)
Set Painter Molly MacEwen
Set Painter Kay O'Connell
Chief Electrician Frank McEnhill
Secretary Molly Eades
Publicity Lucy Glazebrook

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Michael Travers

  • Address

    Liosdana
    Inch, Annascaul
    Tralee, Co Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)66 915 8223 | +353 (0)87 947 5256

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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