Event DEAD. A savagely comic new Irish play by Mike Elliston. Loosely based on Ibsen's last play When We Dead Awaken
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VenueThespace On The Mile (V39), Radisson Blu, 80 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
First Date6th August 2010
Last Date28th August 2010
Primary GenreTheatre - Spoken Word
Austin, SophieSophie AustinActorAdele Fermoy (The Wife)
Cassidy, JackJack CassidyActorThe Curator
McKeown, FintanFintan McKeownActorPauric Fermoy (The Artist)
Power, MichaelMichael PowerActorFergus O'Hare (The Lover)
Ryder, MaryMary RyderActorDeirdre (The Muse)
Elliston, MikeMike EllistonAdaptation
Verrey, DavidDavid VerreyAssistant Director
Verrey, DavidDavid VerreyDirector
Ibsen, Henrik, Henrik IbsenPlaywright
Production NationalityScotland
Performance languageEnglish
Further InformationNumber of performances: 22. Description of Mike Elliston's play DEAD on the website http://www.thedeadplay.com/: "Loosely based on Ibsen's last play When We Dead Awaken, Mike Elliston's new play creates a collision between art and theatre, artist and high theatrics. Set in Dublin and Co. Wicklow in or around the present day, DEAD pulls no punches with language, insults, profanity and themes of sex and death. The central character of Pauric Fermoy is based on Arnold Rubek in the original - drained of his youthful energy, enthusiasm and drive, but when he comes face to face with his original muse and inspiration, Deirdre (Ibsen's Irene) the cells that he thought were dead inside him flicker back into life and bring colour back to his cheeks. But with a sex-starved wife and predatory foe who has tracked him down, nobody said it was going to be an easy ride....thirty years is a long time to be away from home. And now we'll see if more than the currency has changed."
Event Identifier93156