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Intimacies and Elephants


  • Playwright

    Patrick Talbot 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Raymond Carver 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the short stories "Intimacy," "Elephant" and "Gazebo" by Raymond Carver.

  • Setting

    A meeting hall, somewhere in the American North West. Time: Not so long ago.

  • Synopsis

    Three very ordinary men are brought together to share some not so ordinary experiences about their lives. They are coming to terms with sudden and unexpected trauma. A father is grappling with the lunatic financial demands being made on him by one of his children; another is wrestling with the infidelity of his young and beautiful wife, while the third man is trying to understand his disturbing obsession with his ex-wife. Is redemption to be found in sharing these stories? Or does the telling not alter anything in the end?

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    07 November 2011

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Patrick Talbot Productions.

  • Producer

    In association with The Everyman

  • Original Venue

    The Everyman

Original Cast  
Him Myles Horgan
Her George Hanover
Man Conor Dwane
Duane Tadhg Hickey
Holly Edelle Notte
Production Team  
Director Patrick Talbot
Set Designer Olan Wrynn
Lighting Designer Paul Denby
Sound Designer Cormac O'Connor (1)
Stage Manager Abigail Coughlan
Cloth Painter Olan Wrynn
Set Construction Joe Stockdale
Graphic Design Alison Burns, Burns Design
Photography Daragh O'Kane



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Rights for original material

  • Contact

    The Wylie Agency

  • Address

    17 Bedford Square
    London WC1B 3JA

  • Phone

    +44 020 7908 5900

  • Email

  • Website

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Patrick Talbot

  • Email


The information for this entry was taken from the information sheet that accompanied the original production.