PROGRAMME: A Particle of Dread: Oedipus Variations, by Sam Shepard (2013)


PROGRAMME: A Particle of Dread: Oedipus Variations, by Sam Shepard (2013)


A Particle of Dread: Oedipus Variations


Original programme for the 2013 Derry production. Cover design by Neil Shawcross. As new.

See Gallery for Ros Kavanagh images of the original production

See below for media and production info.





Click here to view a pdf of the programme 1 (Derry 2013)

Click here to view a pdf of programme 2 (New York 2014–15)



 Select Reviews

New York Times

The Wrap



Radio: Interview with Stephen Rea: New York Irish Arts, 31 Dec., 2014.

Radio: Interview with Stephen Rea: RTÉ (Sean Rocks, Arena), 27 Nov. 2013.

Radio: Sophie Gorman review of Derry performance RTÉ (Sean Rocks, Arena), 2 Dec., 2013

Video:  Signature New York production




World Premiere: Playhouse, Derry, 28 November 2013

New York run: 23 November 2014 — 4 January 2015



Original Cast

Jocasta/Jocelyn  Brid Brennan

Randolph  Caolán Byrne

Uncle Del/Traveler/Tiresias/Maniac of the Outskirts  Lloyd Hutchinson

Laius/Larry/Langos  Frank Laverty

Harrington  Iarla McGowan

Oedipus/Otto  Stephen Rea

Antigone/Annalee  Judith Roddy



Production Team

Director  Nancy Meckler

Set Designer  Frank Conway

Lighting Designer   John Comiskey

Costume Designer  Lorna Marie Mugan

Costume Assistant  Katie Crowley

Sound Designer  Sam Jackson

Composer  Neil Martin

Special Effects  Seán McArdle

Assistant Director  Sarah Baxter

Design Assistant  Avril Lahiff

Project Manager  Angela McCloskey

Production Manager  Lisa Mahony

Stage Manager  Clare Howe

Assistant Stage Manager  Patsy Hughes

Assistant Stage Manager  Maeve Sweeney

Scenic Artist  Liz Barker

Set Build  Ian Thompson

Artist  Neil Shawcross

Photography  Ros Kavanagh

Casting  Maureen Hughes

Dialect Coach  Brendan Gunn

Technical Drawing  Adrian Durkan