The Cure at Troy (1990)

Original id: 
581
Start date: 
1 October 1990
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Adaptation
Production notes: 
Premiere performance of Seamus Heaney’s 'The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes', commissioned by and written for Field Day Theatre Company.
Media of production: 
Stage-play
Languages: 
English
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Bob Crowley Director
Bob Crowley Designer
Rory Dempster Lighting Designer
Veronica Duffy Actor Chorus / Merchant
Des McAleer Actor Philoctetes
Ian McElhinney Actor Odysseus, a shared role
Siobhan Miley Actor Chorus
Séamus Moran Actor Odysseus, shared role
Séamus Moran Actor Odysseus, a shared role
Stephen Rea Director
Sean Rocks Actor Neoptolemus
Zara Turner Actor Chorus
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Guildhall (Derry, City of Derry, Northern Ireland) 30 September, 1990 to 5 October, 1990 world première
Abbey Theatre (Dublin, Munster, Republic of Ireland) 5 November, 1990 to 17 November, 1990
Kiln Theatre [previously Tricycle Theatre] (London, Greater London, England) 1 April, 1991 to 26 April, 1991
unknown venue (Republic of Ireland) touring
The Lyric, The Lyric Theatre (Belfast, City of Belfast, Northern Ireland) 7 October, 1990 to 12 October, 1990
unknown venue (Northern Ireland) touring
Ardhowen Theatre (Enniskillen, N Ireland, Northern Ireland) 1 November, 1990 to 3 November, 1990
Riverside Theatre (Coleraine, N Ireland, Northern Ireland) 29 October, 1990 to 31 October, 1990
Everyman Palace Theatre (Cork, Munster, Republic of Ireland) 27 November, 1990 to 1 December, 1990
Convent of Mercy (Galway, Connaught, Republic of Ireland) 14 October, 1990 to 19 October, 1990
Town Hall (Dundalk, Leinster, Republic of Ireland) 21 October, 1990
Town Hall (Cavan, Ulster, Republic of Ireland) 22 October, 1990
Convent of Mercy Hall (Ballyshannon, Leinster, Republic of Ireland) 23 October, 1990
Hawk’s Well Theatre (Sligo, Connacht, Republic of Ireland) 24 October, 1990 to 26 October, 1990
Shesburn Recreation Centre (Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland) 19 November, 1990
Parochial Centre (Cookstown, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland) 20 November, 1990
St Patrick’s Hall (Armagh, Armagh District, Northern Ireland) 24 November, 1990
Town Hall (Omagh, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland) 21 November, 1990
St Agnes’ Parish Centre (Andersonstown, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland) 22 November, 1990
Holy Family Hall (Ennis, Munster, Republic of Ireland) 26 November, 1990
St Brigid’s College (Callan, Leinster, Republic of Ireland) 3 December, 1990
Belltable Arts Centre (Limerick, Munster, Republic of Ireland) 4 December, 1990 to 8 December, 1990
Newcastle Leisure Centre (Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland) 23 November, 1990

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