VenueLyric Theatre
Other spaces: Danske Bank Stage/Naughton Studio
From27th November 2000
To2nd December 2000
When20:00, Sat Mat 14:30
What is currently on at Lyric Theatre (V552)
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A Life

A LifeT0462340024
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:V552

Production details

Special Performances

  • 29 Nov 00 Audio Described
  • 30 Nov 00 Sign Interpreted
  • 2 Dec 00 Audio Described


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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