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Dead Man Walking

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Jake Heggie (born West Palm Beach, Florida, 31 March 1961).


Terrence McNally.


Book (1993) Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the US by Sister Helen Prejean CSJ.



First Performance: San Francisco (War Memorial Opera House), 7 October 2000.

First Performance in UK: London (Barbican Hall), 20 February 2018 (semi-staged)

First Performance in Scotland: Glasgow (New Athenaeum Theatre), 18 May 2019.

The Cast

Antony de Rocher
 Joseph's brother and accomplice
Father Grenville
 Prison Chaplain
First Mother
George Benton
 Prison Warden
Howard Boucher
 father of the murdered boy
Jade Boucher
 mother of the murdered boy
Joseph de Rocher
Kitty Hart
 mother of the murdered girl
Motorcycle Cop
Mrs Charlton
Mrs Patrick de Rocher
 mother of Joseph and Antony
Older Brother
 of Joseph and Antony
Owen Hart
 father of the murdered girl
Prison Guard 1
Prison Guard 2
Sister Catherine
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Lillianne
Sister Rose
Solo Inmate 1
Solo Inmate 2
Solo Inmate 3
Solo Inmate 4
Solo Inmate 5
Teenage Boy
Teenage Girl
Younger Brother
 of Joseph and Antony

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