Intemperance

by  Lizzie Nunnery

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

It's 1854, a time of dizzying change. Liverpool's streets are teeming with merchants and new arrivals from all corners of the globe. Every day as the walls of St George's Hall grow higher, in the bowels of the city the poor pof the cellar-slums drink away their fears. It's never their time and they know their place.

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    3m, 2f

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It's 1854, a time of dizzying change. Liverpool's streets are teeming with merchants and new arrivals from all corners of the globe. Every day as the walls of St George's Hall grow higher, in the bowels of the city the poor of the cellar-slums drink away their fears. It's never their time and they know their place

 

But Millie has other ideas. She has her new Norwegian husband and another child on the way. She's heard of hope and she'd like her family to taste it, or at least fresh water from their very own tap. And then they can be as pristine and grand as Liverpool's new monument to success.

Can't they?

 


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Production

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  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting:

    Liverpool, September 1854

    Hockenhall Court, off Dale Street

    A cellar room leading into a slum court

  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 2f

Millie Sildnes: thirty-five

Brynjar Sildnes: her husband, twenty-five

Fergal Monahan: Millie's father, fifty-five

Niamh McLoughlin: Millie's daughter by her first husband, sixteen

Ruairi McLoughlin: Millie's son by her first husband, fifteen

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  • Roles for Teens
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Lizzie Nunnery

Lizzie Nunnery

Lizzie Nunnery's first play, Intemperance, permiered at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, in September 2007

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