Girl with a Pearl Earring (play)

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Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2008 play. Adapted by David Joss Buckley from the novel of the same title by Tracy Chevalier, it premiered at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. It then received its London premiere at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 29 September 2008, directed by Joe Dowling and designed by Peter Mumford. Its London run had been scheduled to end on 1 November, but after largely poor reviews [1] and in a poor financial climate it closed early on 18 October.

David Joss Buckley is a British screenwriter, playwright, author, actor, and musician. A BAFTA-nominated screenwriter, Buckley has written hundreds of hours of television drama, including episodes of Emmerdale (1989–1996), EastEnders,Rosemary & Thyme, Down To Earth, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married and Casualty. He was an associate producer and lead writer for A Mind to Kill. He co-wrote series 1 of BBC 4's Hinterland. He has also written for radio, for pantomimes, and has authored published books.

<i>Girl with a Pearl Earring</i> (novel) Book by Tracy Chevalier

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 1999 historical novel written by Tracy Chevalier. Set in 17th-century Delft, Holland, the novel was inspired by local painter Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. Chevalier presents a fictional account of Vermeer, the model and the painting. The novel was adapted into a 2003 film of the same name and a 2008 play.

Tracy Chevalier American writer

Tracy Rose Chevalier, is an American-British historical novelist. She has written eight novels. She is best known for her second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, which was adapted as a 2003 film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.

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Niall Buggy is an Irish actor who has worked extensively on the stage and screen in Ireland, the UK and the US. Some of his more well known roles include the lead in Brian Friel's Uncle Vanya, for which he won an Irish Times Theatre Award and an Olivier Award for Dead Funny. He won the Clarence Derwent award the Obie Time out and Drama desk for Aristocrats and the best performance uk theatre awards for Juno and the Paycock.

Adrian Dunbar Northern Irish actor

Adrian Dunbar is an actor and director from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, best known for his television and theatre work. Dunbar co-wrote and starred in the 1991 film, Hear My Song, nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTA awards.

Johannes Vermeer 17th-century Dutch painter

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch Baroque Period painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. He was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime but evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.

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