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Culture Vultures


  • Playwright

    Robin Glendinning 

  • Author Notes

    Loosely based on a radio play and a short story by the same author.

  • Setting

    The public bar of the Imperial Hotel, the rehearsal room at the Patrician Hall and other locations in Millersbridge, a rural Irish town.

  • Synopsis

    Roly, a university graduate recently returned to his home town, ambitiously adapts 'The Cherry Orchard' to compare Millersbridge with Chekhov's Russia. His version, 'The Bramley Orchard', meets with resistance from others, including a writer on the local newspaper.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. The original production also featured two musicians.


Original Cast  
Roly Dan Gordon
Tommy Doran John Hewitt
Fergus Joseph Crilly
Teresa Barbara Adair
Imelda Margaret D'Arcy
Sarah Sheila McGibbon
Auctioneer Mark Mulholland
Billy Mark Mulholland
Deirdre Eleanor Methven
Colonel Wesley Murphy
Sam Trevor Moore
Edward Trevor Moore
Production Team  
Director Roland Jaquarello
Designer Peter Ling
Lighting Designer Patrick Dalgety
Choreographer Anne Marie Brady
Musician Joanne McSharry
Musician Paul McSharry
Production Manager Rose Morris
Stage Manager Val Bainbridge
Technical Stage Manager Patrick Dalgety
Deputy Stage Manager Orla Golden
Assistant Stage Manager Deborah Clarke
Assistant Stage Manager Martin Neill
Set Construction Jim Carson
Scenic Artist Stuart Marshall
Scenic Artist Alwyn James
Costume Supervisor Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jeanette Parkes




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