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Drama on 3


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The Giant, O'Brien
By Hilary Mantel. Bard and giant Charles O'Brien's bones maybe seen at the Royal College of Surgeons at Lincoln's Inn Reids, London. He measures seven feet ten inches and was only about 21 years old at his death. His story, based on fact, is a fable about fear of the unusual in the 18th century, laced with black comedy.
Pressmen/sailors/grave robbers
John Hartley, Tom George and Ben Crowe
Music by Anne Wood: performed by Anne Wood, Bob White and Walter Fabeck Director Marilyn Imrie


Written by: Hilary Mantel.
Unknown: Charles O'Brien
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Tom George
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Music By: Anne Wood
Unknown: Bob White
Unknown: Walter Fabeck
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Giant O'Brien: Lloyd Hutchinson
Joe Vance: Keiran Lagan
Ferris: Dennot Crowtey
Pybus: Owen Sharpe
Claffey: Niall Buggy
John Hunter: Alex Norton
Bitch Mary: Dorothy Duffy
Aiofe: Marcella Riordan
Bride Caskey: Frances Tometty
Howison: Stuart McQuarrie
Anne Hunter: Deborah Findlay

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