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The Yellow Wallpaper


  • Playwright

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted by the company from the 1892 novella of the same name.

  • Setting

    An attic room.

  • Synopsis

    A new adaptation of the American Gothic novella which charts a young woman’s descent into madness during the Victorian era of medical extremes. Trapped in an attic room and cut off from the world, she begins to obsess over the wallpaper and what’s waiting behind it. As she struggles to make sense of its twisting patterns, what she discovers draws her closer and closer to the edge.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    18 September 2011

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Then This Theatre as part of the 2011 ABSOLUT Fringe, Dublin Fringe Festival.

  • Producer

    Produced by Then This Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    First performed at the 2011 ABSOLUT Fringe, Dublin Fringe Festival.

Original Cast  
Performer Maeve Fitzgerald
Production Team  
Director Aoife Spillane-Hinks
Designer Alyson Cummins
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Producer Sarah Costigan
Producer Michelle O'Grady
Composer Denis Clohessy
Stage Manager Kate Moylan
Dramaturg Tanya Dean
Graphic Design John Dillon (1)
Production Photography Anthony Woods
Publicity Photography Monika Chmielarz


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