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It's Later Than You Think

Being the Strange Case of Monsieur Ornifle.


  • Playwright

    Lucienne Hill 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Jean Anouilh 

  • Author Notes

    From the originial by Jean Anouilh.

  • Synopsis

    In this adaptation of one of Anouilh's later works 'Ornifle', we follow the highs and lows of M. Ornifle, a sucessful lyricist and seducer, a man surrounded by devoted wife, secretary, housemaid and doting mistress(offstage), not to mention his commercial impresario, willing to write cheques at the drop of a hint. Ornifle is a man with a past, a passion for women, a long lost son who wants him dead and an undiagnosed heart condition...something or someone has to catch up with him...

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Original Cast  
Dr. Galopin Martin Dempsey
Father Dubaton Christopher Casson
First Press Photographer Eamon Morrissey
Fabrice Niall Buggy
Dr. Subites John Franklyn
Countess Aideen O'Kelly
Ornifle Micheál Mac Liammóir
Nenette Patricia Turner
Mlle. Supo Helen Robinson
Machetu Danny Cummins
Female Assistant Maureen Ahearne
Second Press Photographer Alan Richardson
Marguerite Caroline Hunt
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Robert Heade
Lighting Hilton Edwards
Costume Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Stage Manager Laurence Foster
Stage Manager Yvette Hally
Stage Manager Judy Russell
Stage Carpenter Fred West
Wardrobe Vera Patterson
Chief Electrician Albert Cassells
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
Production secretary Mary Cannon


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