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Memoirs of a Midget


  • Playwright

    Karl MacDermott 

  • Synopsis

    A picaresque and surreal journey of a young Irish man in the 1980s as he reflects on his life in a cramped Dublin bedsit.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male



  • Date of First Production

    09 October 1989

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Hylda Queally Management in association with the Abbey Theatre.

  • Producer

    Presented by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Original Venue

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Venue Notes

    Having originally been performed at the Béal Bocht pub on Charlemont street in March 1989, 'Memoirs of a Midget' transferred to the Peacock Theatre later that year. The original run was produced by Carmel White.

Original Cast  
Performer Karl MacDermott
Production Team  
Director Jayne Snow
Lighting Designer Mick Doyle (2)
Producer Hylda Queally
Sound Nuala Golden
Deputy Stage Manager Shay Crowe
Company Stage Manager John Kells
Lighting Operator Gerard Clements
Designer Gavin Lavelle
Poster Artwork Charlie O'Neill


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