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The Civilisation Game

or The Making of a Suburban Myth

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tim Loane 

  • Setting

    Suburban Belfast; the present.

  • Notes

    This was the first original new play to be staged in the rebuilt Lyric Theatre.

  • Synopsis

    Guy and Roisin have just moved into an affluent middle-class Belfast suburb. Their ‘baby-making’ activities are disturbed by Robbie, a young burglar. They have him cornered and could call the police but what’s the point if he’d just get a slapped wrist? Neighbours Peter and Amanda then arrive with their own entertaining ideas of crime and punishment. For one night the couples can do what they please with Robbie. In turn, Robbie unleashes his own private riot on a perfect world and exposes the social and moral flaws behind the cosy exterior.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Peter Alan McKee
Roisin Alexandra Ford
Amanda Cathy White
Robbie Ryan McParland
Guy Eugene O'Hare
Production Team  
Director Tim Loane
Lighting Designer James C. McFetridge
Fight Director Alison de Burgh
Production Manager Keith Ginty
Deputy Stage Manager Kate Miller
Assistant Stage Manager Alec Reece
Company Stage Manager Nick Trueman
Set and Costume Designer Stuart Marshall
Technician Aidan Hughes
Set Construction Jim Carson
Wardrobe Supervisor Pat Musgrave
Wardrobe Assistant Hazel Bye
Production Photography Steffan Hill

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street
    London W1T 2RH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website

    www.independenttalent.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street
    London W1T 2RH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website

    www.independenttalent.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, website and press cuttings.