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THE CURE AT TROY

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Seamus Heaney 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Sophocles
    After 'Philoctetes' by Sophocles.

  • Synopsis

    The story of the legendary hero and expert archer Philoctetes, who set off with the Greek army for the war on Troy, but was left behind on Lemnos because of a wound on his heel.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    01 October 1990

  • Production

    Produced by Field Day Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Guildhall, Derry.

Original Cast  
Chorus Veronica Duffy
Merchant (in disguise) Veronica Duffy
Philoctetes Des McAleer
Chorus Siobhan Miley
Odysseus Seamus Moran
Neoptolemus Sean Rocks
Chorus Zara Turner
Production Team  
Director Stephen Rea
Director Bob Crowley
Designer Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer Rory Dempster
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Music by Donal Lunny
Design Assistant Antony Waterman
Company Manager Gary McKeone
Stage Manager Jude Wheway
Deputy Stage Manager Seamus Shea
Assistant Stage Manager Micil Ryan
Lighting Operator John Garrigan
Costume Supervisor Christine Rowland
PR Kate Bond
Painting by Basil Blackshaw
Marketing Manager Finola O'Doherty
Casting Hubbard Casting
Administrator Colette Nelis

TRANSLATIONS

  • Contact

    Faber and Faber

  • Address

    3 Queen's Square
    London WC1N 3AU
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7465 0045

  • Email

    contact@faber.co.uk

  • Website

    www.faber.co.uk

  • RIGHTS INFORMATION

    SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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