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A Life archiveIt'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 listings for A Life

Work type: Play.


Producer Snapdragon Productions (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre). Director Eleanor Rhode. Design James Turner. Lighting Gary Bowman. Sound George Dennis. Music George Dennis. Costume Holly Rose Henshaw. Performer Kate Binchy. Performer Judith Coke. Performer Jenny Fennessy. Performer Robert Lonsdale. Performer Mary Mallen. Performer Neil McCaul. Performer Hugh Ross. Performer David Walshe.
2 Oct 12 to 27 Oct 12Finborough, Inner London :: V199
listing details L341279903


Company Martello Productions.
1 Jun 07Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield :: V979
listing details L01544278199


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).
5 Dec 00 to 9 Dec 00Cork Opera House, Cork :: V831326450
listing details L01995381714
27 Nov 00 to 2 Dec 00Lyric Theatre, Belfast :: V552
listing details L1581849795
21 Nov 00 to 25 Nov 00Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo :: V0550113840
listing details L094587391
14 Nov 00 to 18 Nov 00Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee :: V0580321800
listing details L755453440


Company National Theatre Ireland. Director Ben Barnes. Design Christopher Oram. Lighting Nick Chelton. Performer Barbara Brennan. Performer Stephen Brennan. Performer Fiona Glascott. Performer John Kavanagh. Performer Fidelma Keogh. Performer Bernadette McKenna. Performer Patrick Moy. Performer Tom Murphy.
12 Jul 00 to 2 Sep 00The Abbey Theatre, Dublin :: V01247620447
listing details L0961714200


Director Rod Sloan. Company Group 64.
to 7 Dec 96Putney Arts Theatre, Outer London :: V363
listing details L1705680139

Other listings

27 Mar 20 to 4 Apr 20Lyceum Theatre, Oldham :: V01825477968
listing details L0188290422

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