The Illusion

by Tony Kushner



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Pridamant seeks advice from a weary sorcerer, Alcandre, about the whereabouts of his errant son. So begins a phantasmagoric journey via visions, across centuries and countries. What will be the final truth and is all as it seems? Tony Kushner's 1988 adaptation retains the wit and wonder of Pierre Corneille's 17th-century masterpiece l'Illusion Comique.

This production of The Illusion is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC,

Note: The videotaping or making of electronic or other audio and/or visual recordings or streams of this production is strictly prohibited, and is an offence under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

Approximate running time is 2 hours 15 mins (including interval).

Please note that this play contains flashing lights, the use of blood, haze and discomforting sounds.

Please note that no latecomers will be admitted into the theatre.

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  • Director Ronan Phelan
  • Set Designer Sabine Dargent
  • Costume Designer Catherine Fay
  • Lighting Designer Eoin Winning
  • Sound Designer Denis Clohessy


  • Alcandre Gemma Allan
  • Calisto / Clindor / Theogenes Gabriel Draper
  • Melibea / Isabelle / Hippolyta Isabelle Harriet
  • Geronte / The Plague Doctor Sean Landau
  • Pridamant Shane Mc Cormick
  • Matamore Niamh Murphy
  • Elicia / Lyse / Clarina Allie O'Neill
  • Pleribo / Adraste / Florilame Daniel Tracey
  • The Amanuensis / Geronte Penny Morris


  • Company Stage Manager Rosie Turpin
  • Deputy Stage Manager Jasper Cahill
  • Assistant Stage Manager Sophie Lawlor
  • Production Manager Juliea Nasset
  • Set Construction Reggie Pollock
  • Costume Amelia Hauer
  • Chief LX Ada Price
  • Lighting Programme Sinead Cullen
  • Scenic Artist Adam Rafter
  • Sound HOD Joan Bernzen
  • Venue Technician Ais Flattery