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The Misfits


  • Playwright

    Annie Ryan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Arthur Miller 

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted by Annie Ryan from Arthur Miller's script for the 1961 film, The Misfits, directed by John Huston.

  • Synopsis

    A woman walks out of a divorce court into a bar. A rundown saloon on the outskirts of a desert town in the American West. There’s no work. At least, not much worth doing for a man. But a man is the last thing this woman is looking for. It's hot and dry. A place of few words and little growth. The open sky still offers the promise of a better future. But all around them lie the broken remains of a damaged past. 

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    30 September 2018

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. 

  • Producer

    Produced by The Corn Exchange

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Main Space. 

Original Cast  
Roslyn Aoibhinn McGinnity
Gay Aidan Kelly
Perce Emmet Byrne
Guido Patrick Ryan
Isabelle Una Kavanagh
Production Team  
Director Annie Ryan
Set & Lighting Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Costume Designer SaileĆ³g O'Halloran
Music & Sound Designer Alma Kelliher
Movement Justine Cooper
Producer Aisling Ormonde
Production Manager Lisa Mahony
Stage Manager Clare Howe
Assistant Stage Manager Mary Kilduff


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    The Corn Exchange

  • Address

    15 Harcourt Terrace
    Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

  • Website

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Rights for original material

  • Contact

    ICM(New York) Ltd.

  • Address

    40 W. 57th Street
    New York City NY10019

  • Phone

    + 1 212 556 5600

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, with additional information taken from the Dublin Theatre Festival programme.