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Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme


  • Playwright

    Lord Longford 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Setting

    Paris - Mr. Jordan's House 1670

  • Synopsis

    Molière's comedy concerns Mr. Jordan, a rich man without much sense, who wishes to rise up the social ladder at all costs. He's taken advantage of by impoverished aristocrats who want him to restore their own failing fortunes.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    04 August 1941

  • Production Notes

    Incidental Music by Lully arranged by Adolphe Gebler.
    Mr. Kelly designed and Mr. Du Boulay made the dancers' costumes, while Lord Longford designed the costumes for the cast and Mr. Bonn supervised the execution of his plans.

  • Producer

    Presented by Longford Productions

  • Original Venue

    Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata

Original Cast  
Shepherds, Footmen, Turks etc. Seamus Forde
Lucilla Cathleen Delany
Mr. Jordan Ronald Ibbs
Shepherds, Footmen, Turks etc. Doris Finn
Mrs. Jordan Ann Penhallow
Nicole Nora O'Mahony
Music Master Hamlyn Benson
Cleon Blake Gifford
Dorimane Moya Devlin
Doranthus Michael Ripper
Fencing Master John Biggerstaff
Tailor John Kelly (1)
Covielle Patrick Carey
Philosophy Master Patrick Carey
Shepherds, Footmen, Turks etc. Noel Delaney
Shepherds, Footmen, Turks etc. Margaret Lawlor
Shepherds, Footmen, Turks etc. Victor Carr
Dancer Diarmuid Kelly
Dancing Master Diarmuid Kelly
Dancer Joseph Dalton
Dancer Jill Gregory
Dancer Christine Du Boulay
Dancer Sara Payne
Dancer Eileen Kane
Production Team  
Settings by Carl Bonn
Costume Designer Lord Longford
Costume Designer Diarmuid Kelly
Choreographer Sara Payne
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Alice Brough
Musician Annie McNally
Produced by John Izon
Costume Supervisor Carl Bonn
Costume Construction Raby Du Boulay


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata

  • Address

    Cavendish Row
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 874 4368

  • Email

  • Website


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