by Hugh Leonard (John Byrne)
Directed by Brenda Meldrum
Text about the play
- Charlie, Now - Fred Ridgeway
- Oliver, his friend - Desmond Ruddy
- Da - Colm O'Neill
- Mother - Jill Clark
- Young Charlie - Gerard Ahearn
- Drumm - John Lyne
- Mary Tate - Kate Feeney
- Mrs Prynne - Brenda Meldrum
- Stage Manager - Jean Warboyes
- Set Design - Alan Buckman
- Asstsiant Stage Manager - Val White
- Lighting Design - Richard Wood
- Lighting Operator - Michael Cawte
- Sound Recording - Brian Fretwell
- Sound Operator - ? The programme states Peter Mielniczek but an insert states that this is an error.
- Set Construction - Ray Seaton, Eddie Clark, Paul Hutchinson, David Lamkin & Yvette Pilsbury
- Props - Annette Wiseman
- Prompt - Julie Thompson
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Reminiscences and Anecdotes
I remember the lighthouse light was shown on stage by the means of a Strand Pattern 23 spotlight mounted on a boom arm pulled on its axis so that the spot crossed the stage, then it was fade out and a length of elastic pulled to back to the start position. The arm, fortunately, was still there in Decemeber for me to use for a follow spot for one of the spirits in "A Christmas Carol".
The oddest reminder to the cast was that only Colm (Da) was allowed to walk through the wall of the kitchen (as that character was dead and only existed in Charlie's memory)
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