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Can't Forget About You
     

Can't Forget About You

by David Ireland
 

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Twenty-five year-old east Belfast man Stevie meets forty-nine year-old Glaswegian widow Martha while recovering from a painful breakup with his ex-girlfriend. Stevie and Martha are immediately attracted to each other. Although their relationship is based entirely upon sexual attraction, they find themselves falling in love.

This challenges the

Overview

Twenty-five year-old east Belfast man Stevie meets forty-nine year-old Glaswegian widow Martha while recovering from a painful breakup with his ex-girlfriend. Stevie and Martha are immediately attracted to each other. Although their relationship is based entirely upon sexual attraction, they find themselves falling in love.

This challenges the expectations of Stevie's conservative Christian mother and his ultra-Unionist, Ulster-Scots-speaking sister who work hard to break the pair up. Stevie and Martha must decide if their relationship has a real future and if they can both overcome the pain of their heartbroken pasts.

While primarily a hilarious comedy, Can't Forget About You touches on deeper themes such as grief, loss, sexual mores, cultural identity, sectarianism, generation, and the question of how Northern Ireland moves on from the politics of the past and faces the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472531957
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/15/2013
Series:
Modern Plays
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
359 KB

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Meet the Author

David Ireland is one of Northern Ireland's hottest young writing talents. He is the former Playwright-in-Residence at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast (from May 2011), the winner of the BBC Radio Drama Award and the prestigious Meyer Whitworth Award, 2011, for Best New Play by an Emerging Writer for Everything Between Us (Tinderbox Theatre Company/Solas Nua). Other plays include What the Animals Say (Oran Mor/Lyric, Belfast), Arguments for Terrorism (Oran Mor), The End of Hope The End of Desire (Oran Mor), Half A Glass of Water (Abbey Theatre) and Yes, So I Said Yes (Ransom Productions).
David Ireland trained as an actor at the RSAMD (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow. He has worked as an actor with many theatre companies across the UK including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Manchester Royal Exchange, Glasgow Citizens Theatre and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

He was Playwright-in-Residence at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from 2011-12.

His first play What the Animals Say was produced at �ran Mór in Glasgow and transferred to the Belfast Festival. This was followed by Everything Between Us (Tinderbox Theatre Company/Solas Nua), which won the Meyer-Whitworth Award and the Stewart Parker BBC Award, The End of Hope, The End of Desire (�ran Mór), Half a Glass of Water (Field Day) Yes So I Said Yes (Ransom Productions), Can't Forget About You (Lyric, Belfast), Most Favoured (Traverse/ �ran Mór), The Hen Night (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Summertime (Tinderbox), I Promise You Sex and Violence (Northern Stage), Blood Wedding (Dundee Rep Ensemble/Graeae) and Cyprus Avenue (Royal Court/Abbey Theatre, Dublin).

For radio, he adapted Everything Between Us for BBC Radio 3 and wrote an original work, Trouble and Shame for BBC Radio Scotland.

Can't Forget About You and Cyprus Avenue are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

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