The Home Place: by Brian Friel at Comedy Theatre from 7 May 2005 with Tom Courtenay


The Home Place: by Brian Friel at Comedy Theatre from 7 May 2005 with Tom Courtenay

The Home Place a new play by Brian Friel, opens at the Comedy Theatre 25 May 2005, following previews from 7 May 2005, booking to 27 Aug 2005

Directed by Adrian Noble the play premiered at The Gate Theatre, Dublin in February 2005.

The cast includes Tom Courtenay (Christopher Gore), Derbhle Crotty (Margaret O’Donnell ).

Tom Courtenay was last on the West End stage in 2003 in "Pretending to be Me" at the Comedy Theatre. He was in the original cast of "Art" at the Wyndham's Theatre in 1996. He also starred in a one-man show at the Garrick in 1994 in Venedikt Yerofeev's "Moscow Stations". His film credits include " Billy Liar" (1963), "Doctor Zhivago" (1965), "The Dresser " (1983), and most recently "Last Orders" (2001). He was awarded a knighthood for his considerable, long-running contribution to his art in 2000.

Designs & costumes by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Paul Pyant.

The year is 1878. The widowed Christopher Gore, his son David and the woman they are both in love with, their housekeeper Margaret, live in The Lodge in Ballybeg. But in this era of unrest at the dawn of Home Rule, the seemingly serene life enjoyed at The Lodge is threatened by the arrival of Christopher’s English cousin, who unwittingly ignites deep animosity among the villagers of Ballybeg.

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