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Tom Cairns's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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below is a list of Tom Cairns's plays - click on a Play Title for more information
The lobby of a grand hotel, New Years Eve. A snow storm rages. Minetti, a long-forgotten actor, arrives in great spirits to discuss his comeback as King Lear with a theatre director. While he waits patiently in the hotel lobby, Minettis obsessive personality reveals itself in a series of strange encounters with other guests. He rails against outrageous fortune and unfulfilled ambitions, often colliding with crowds of young hotel guests who frequently burst in to celebrate New Years Eve. As with King Lear, the storm which rages outside reflects his turbulent emotions until he finally finds peace and resolution.
Original Playwright - Thomas Bernhard. Translated by Tom Cairns and Peter Eyre. "A portrait of the artist as an old man".
Edinburgh International Festival
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Male: 9 Female: 4 Other: extras in masks
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