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The Vicar of Wakefield


  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Oliver Goldsmith 

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of Oliver Goldsmith's classic novel.

  • Setting

    Set in rural England in the late Eighteenth Century.

  • Synopsis

    The story is built around the figure of Dr Primrose. He and his family live in relative bliss until a series of disasters threatens to destroy their happiness. We follow the vicar’s quest to find his abducted daughter as well as his accidental discovery of his son George. When all seems lost, hope is found in the most surprising of places.

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Original Cast  
Sir William Thornhill John Kavanagh (1)
Miss Wilmot Deirdre Donnelly
Various Characters Ingrid Craigie
Timothy Baxter Niall O'Brien(1)
Ned Thornhill Des Cave
Dr. Primrose, The Vicar Cyril Cusack
Lady Blarney Kate Flynn
Various Characters Conal Kearney
Various Characters Siabhra Woods
Various Characters Fiona Mac Anna
The Honorable Miss Skeggs Veronica Duffy
George Bob Carlile
Various Characters John O'Toole
Innkeeper's Wife May Cluskey
Mrs. Primrose Angela Newman
Olivia Aideen O'Kelly
Sophy Máire Ní Ghráinne
Butler Harry Brogan
Mr. Jenks Clive Geraghty
Reverend Wilmot Edward Golden
Gaoler Geoff Golden
Innkeeper Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Farmer Flamborough Philip O'Flynn
Moses Philip O'Sullivan
Mrs. Wilmot Billie Morton
Various Characters Larry Murphy
Dick Daniel Figgis
Bill Dermot Fitzgerald
Grizzel Imelda O'Byrne
Production Team  
Director Hugh Hunt
Designer Bronwen Casson
Lighting Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Music by Éamon Ó Gallchobhair
Assistant Director Pat Laffan
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Bill Hay
Stage Manager Tommy Woods
Assistant Stage Manager Michael Bono
Props Assistant Maebh Browne
Wardrobe Judith Dolan
Wardrobe Assistant Nigel Boyd
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton
Wardrobe Assistant Betty Reed


  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)7796954969

  • Email


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)7796954969

  • Email


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