Archives - Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel
Directed by Beth Maxwell
Friday 24th November – Saturday 2nd December 1995 in the Auditorium
This play was first performed at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, and subsequently with great success in London and New York.
Set in a remote part of County Donegal in 1936, it features an impoverished family of five spinsters and their elder brother, a missionary priest returned from a long period in Africa. The events of that summer are recalled by the son of the youngest sister, in a tender, humorous and poignant evocation of the relationships within the household and with the community outside.
The Times said of this play “we are in the thrall of as masterly a dramatist as the theatre possesses”.
Part of the Barn’s 1995/1996 season
Presented by The Barn Theatre Club
Event details from The Barn Theatre Archive
|Set Design||-||Sue Walters|
|Lighting Design||-||Louis Davis|
|Dancing Arrangement||-||Sheelagh Breen|
|Stage Manager||-||Nigel Rive|
|Assistant Stage Manager||-||Andy McShane|
|Lighting Operation||-||Shirley Shaw|
|Special Properties||-||Isla Petch|
|Set Construction||-||Ian Bage|
|Members of The Barn Theatre Club|
|Set Dressing||-||Elsie Brown|
|Poster Design||-||Jenny Collingwood|
|Production Secretary||-||Margaret Hakansson|
|Special Thanks||-||Eric Farlie|
Thanks to Malcolm Hobbs (Wheathampstead Dramatic Society)