A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Adele

  • A girl new to Alfie's bus route who he thinks will be perfect for his play. She is a young, sweet, "small-town" girl who is wise beyond her years.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 18 to 25

  • Vocal range top: F5

  • Vocal range bottom: C4

Alfie

  • Average looks and build, he is a dreamer who idolizes Oscar Wilde. He is in love with Robbie but wrestles with his sexuality throughout the story.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 35 to 45

  • Vocal range top: E4

  • Vocal range bottom: A2

Baldy

  • Also known as James Michael O'Shea, he is the resident stage manager at St. Imelda's. He lost his wife early in life.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 50 to 70

  • Vocal range top: G4

  • Vocal range bottom: B2

Breton Beret

  • Seduces Alfie in order to beat him up for being gay.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 20 to 35

  • Vocal range top: C4

  • Vocal range bottom: A2

Carney

  • The local butcher who is the usual star of Alfie's productions and boasts an ego about it. The most socially and morally conservative member of the community.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 45 to 60

  • Vocal range top: G4

  • Vocal range bottom: A2

Ernie Lally

  • The company set designer.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 25 to 40

  • Vocal range top: G4

  • Vocal range bottom: B2

Father Kenny 

  • St. Imeldas ill-tempered but caring priest.

  • Gender; Male

  • Age: 40 to 50

Lily Byrne

  • Alfie's sister who cares deeply for him, but finds him odd. She is socially and morally conservative.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 40 to 50

  • Vocal range top: C5

  • Vocal range bottom: E3

Miss Crowe

  • The company costume designer.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 40 to 60

  • Vocal range top: A5

  • Vocal range bottom: B3

Mrs. Curtin

  • An actor in the company and the choreographer. Must tap.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 30 to 40

  • Vocal range top: D5

  • Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Grace

  • A kind woman who used to perform with the St. Imelda

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 45+

Mrs. Patrick

  • Robbie's married lover and the mother of three children.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 35 to 45

  • Vocal range top: E5

  • Vocal range bottom: G3

Oscar Wilde

  • The famous Irish, 19th century playwright, novelist, and poet.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 45+

Peter

  • A young man who wants to be in a rock band.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 16-25

Rasher Flynn

  • The company technician.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 25 to 35

  • Vocal range top: E4

  • Vocal range bottom: A2

Robbie

  • Alfie's coworker and closest friend. He is charming, honest and likeable.

  • Gender: Male

  • Age: 20 to 35

  • Vocal range top: A4

  • Vocal range bottom: C3

Sully O'hara

  • Unemployed and an actor with the St. Imelda Players.

  • Gender: Male or Female

  • Age: 18-30