Characters: 4 females
Scenery: 2 interiors, exteriors or unit set
The drama of everyday life in Belfast: burning buses, ravaged blocks, gunfire are but off-stage events in this stirring play about three women whose men have been killed or imprisoned for their political activities. Chilling themes are off set by many humorous and heart warming moments in this play about people, not politics, which offers excellent acting opportunities.
1991 Winner, Susan Smith Blackburn Award; Evening Standard's Most Promising Playwright Award.
|Publisher:||Samuel French Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)|
About the Author
Other credits include Scuttlers for Manchester's Royal Exchange, The Last Witch for the Traverse Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival, Long Time Dead for Paines Plough and the Drum Theatre Plymouth, The Indian Boy and Little Eagles for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Pandas for the Traverse in Edinburgh. She is the co-founder, with actress Fiona Knowles, of Scotland’s oldest continuously performing, small-scale touring theatre company, The Msfits. Their one-woman shows have toured every year since 1986.
Film and television work includes the Ken Loach film Ladybird Ladybird, Aimee and Jaguarand television dramas Rehab (directed by Antonia Bird) and BAFTA-nominated Bumping the Odds for the BBC. She has also written many other single plays for television and contributed to series including Casualty and Dr Who. Most recently, she wrote the screenplay for Oranges and Sunshine, directed by Jim Loach and starring Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving.
She has contributed several radio plays to the Stanley Baxter Playhouse series on BBC Radio 4.