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VenueHawkswell Theatre
From21st November 2000
To25th November 2000
What is currently on at Hawkswell Theatre (V0550113840)

A Life

It's reckoning time for Desmond Drumm, a scathingly witty and high-principled civil servant, living in small-town Ireland. With six months to live, Drumm looks back on the triumphs and his tragedies of his life as he desperately tries to put his emotional accounts in order. The past and the present meet as Drumm, his simple and loving wife, and the one true love of his life, who rejected him for a lovable ne'er do well trace the evolution of his life. Isolated from the world by his "high principles," Drumm comes to realise that perhaps he has never given his life or the people in it, a chance...
Author Hugh Leonard

Archive :: production:T0462340024, play:S2258, venue:V0550113840

Production details


Company Abbey Theatre Dublin
Director Ben Barnes
Design Christopher Oram
Lighting Nick Chelton
Performer Paul Bennett (Drumm)
Performer Catherine Byrne (Mary)
Performer Fiona Glascott (Mibs)
Performer Fidelma Keogh (Dorothy)
Performer Bernadette McKenna (Dolly)
Performer Patrick Moy (Lar)
Performer Tom Murphy (Desmond)
Performer Niall O'Brien (Kearns)

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