by J P Donleavy

Directed by David Quaiffe

Cast: 3m 1f

ISBN:

About
Fairy Tales of New York was described by Kenneth Tynan in the Observer in 1961 as ‘A chain of theatrical pearls, nourished by a master of comic dialogue’. The four acts chronicle a series of events in the life of Irish American Cornelius Christian beginning from his arrival in New York with the coffin bearing his dead wife, Helen through to his reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Charlotte Graves.
Cornelius is a complicated character, who is by turns, capricious, ingenuous, manipulative and opportunistic. Always motivated by money he uses his wit, charm, humour and good looks to achieve his ends although he is also is capable of deep feeling and empathy.

There are 4 actors  - 3 male 1 female

Actor 1 –  playing age late 20s
- Cornelius Christian
(just returned to New York after considerable length of time in Europe)

Actor 2 – playing age 50s/60s
- 1st stevedore
- Customs man
- Norman Vine (Undertaker)
- Stephen Mott (Business man
- Admiral (Retired)
- Fritz (Head Waiter)

Actor 3 - playing age 30s/40s
- 2nd stevedore
- 3rd stevedore
- Howard How (Employee of Stephen Mott)
- Mike O’ Rourke (member of staff in boxing gym at  gentlemen’s club)
- Charlie (Waiter)

Actor 4 playing age -late 20s
- Elaine Musk (Employee of Norman Vine)
- Miss Kelly Employee of Stephen Mott)
- Gertrude Gentle (Manicurist at gentlemen’s club)
- Charlotte Graves (Cornelius Christian’s former girlfriend)





Fairy Tales Of New York

Audition Information

Fri

day

21st

June

201

7

at 7:30pm


Performance dates Mon
9
th - Sat
14th
April
201
8
Guide Bridge Theatre
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