Dancing at Lughnasa

This week’s main show at Corpus Playroom is Dancing at Lugnasa by Brian Friel. They had their dress rehearsal yesterday. I have a course in London this week, so have taken the opportunity to visit Cambridge, photograph and meet old friends. Many thanks to the cast and crew for letting me join their dress rehearsal. It was a lot of fun!

On Camdram you can read:

Dancing at Lughnasa is the story of five sisters living a fragile life in rural Ireland in 1936, told through flashbacks of the youngest sister’s illegitimate daughter, Michaela. Though the sisters’ tragic fates are revealed through Michaela’s hindsight, the play is lightened by their mutual love and support, shared humour and moments of wild abandon when their erratically functioning radio brings the house to life with sweet blasts of music from a world outside their own.

Into this carefree yet precarious world come their long-lost brother Jack, who has “gone native” after years of missionary work in Uganda; Gerry, Michael’s adventurer father; and the news that their livelihood is threatened by both a changing world and a conservative community.

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Ellen McGrath
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Connie Dent, Elise Hagan and Alex Ciupka
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Connie Dent, Elise Hagan, Alex Ciupka and Una McAllister
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Connie Dent, Elise Hagan, Stella Pryce and Una McAllister
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Stella Pryce
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Enrico Hallworth
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Alex Ciupka and Stella Pryce
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Stella Pryce and Alex Ciupka dancing with flour on her face.
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Connie Dent, Una McAllister and Alex Ciupka
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Ellen McGrath
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Connie Dent and Una McAllister
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Elise Hagan and Stanley Thomas
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Elise Hagan, Stanley Thomas and Alex Ciupka
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Elise Hagan and Stanley Thomas
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Elise Hagan and Stanley Thomas
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Alex Ciupka and Stella Pryce
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Ellen McGrath and Elise Hagan
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Enrico Hallworth, Alex Ciupka and Elise Hagan
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Ellen McGrath
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Alex Ciupka and Enrico Hallworth
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Alex Ciupka, Stella Pryce and Enrico Hallworth
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Stanley Thomas and Elise Hagan
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Alex Ciupka, Elise Hagan and Stella Pryce
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Alex Ciupka, Elise Hagan, Stella Pryce and Una McAllister
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Elise Hagan, Stella Pryce and Una McAllister
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Connie Dent
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Elise Hagan, Alex Ciupka, Connie dent, Stella Pryce and Una McAllister
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Stella Pryce, Alex Ciupka and Elise Hagan
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Elise Hagan and Stella Pryce
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Alex Ciupka, Ellen McGrath and Elise Hagan
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Stella Pryce, Elise Hagan, Alex Ciupka and Una McAllister
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Stella Pryce
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Una McAllister and Connie Dent
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Una McAllister, Connie dent, Stellla Pryce and Alex Ciupka
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Ellen McGrath

Reviews: Varsity (5/5), The Tab (3.5/5)

Cast
Michaela Evans – Ellen McGrath
Kate Mundy – Stella Pryce
Maggie Mundy – Alex Ciupka
Agnes Mundy – Una McAllister
Rose Mundy – Connie (Harper) Dent
Chris Mundy – Elise Hagan
Gerry Evans – Stanley Thomas
Jack Mundy – Enrico Hallworth

Production Team
Producer – Eve Mair
Director – Enrico Hallworth
Publicity – Charlotte Randall
Executive Producer – Adam Woolf
Choreographer – Joanna Vymeris
Set Designer – Tom Louth
Lighting Designer – Tony Dent
Sound Designer – Tom Bevan
Assistant Director – Connie (Harper) Dent
Costume Designer – Connie (Harper) Dent
Photography – Johannes Hjorth

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