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The Marriage of Figaro


  • Playwright

    Michael West 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais 

  • Author Notes

    A version of the original play by Beaumarchais.

  • Setting

    France 1936.

  • Synopsis

    The story unfolds when the Count, who no longer feels affection for his wife, the Countess, sets his sights on her servant, Suzanne, who, in turn, is about to marry the Count's servant, Figaro. Comical twists and turns soon ensue as the Count hatches a plan to compromise the marriage of Figaro before it even takes place. Little does the Count know that Figaro has a scheme of his own to rekindle the love between the Count and Countess.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Suzanne Karen Ardiff
Figaro Andrew Bennett
Fanchette Jasmine Russell
Various Characters Alice Barry
Various Characters Eithne McGuinness
Bartholo Des Nealon
The Countess Anna Healy
Various Characters Mary Drechsler
Marceline Fedelma Cullen
Antonio Brendan Cauldwell
Underhand Des Cave
Bazile Derry Power
Various Characters Niamh McGrath
Cherubim Andrew Scott
Various Characters Peter Byrne
The Count Nick Dunning
Production Team  
Director Brian Brady
Designer Moggie Douglas
Lighting Trevor Dawson
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Choreographer David Bolger
Musical Director Fiachra Trench
Stage Director John Stapleton
Assistant Stage Manager Catriona Behan
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Programme Irish Theatre Publications
Singing Coach Laurence Browne



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Tracy Elliston, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG

  • Phone

    + 44 20 8964 8811

  • Email

  • Website


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