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From the award-winning writer of Howie the Rookie comes this blackly comic drama set in a crazed, completely re-imagined Dublin underworld, full of martial arts, rogue cops and savage low-lifes.
Paddy's weapons of choice are baseball bats and fists. Kilby (who imagines himself as something of an artist) prefers the skill of karate, which he practises on Hughie – who just wants to break the pins of the guy who put the one-legged palmist in hospital... A dreadful accident sets in motion a violent tug-of-war between two criminal footsoldiers over the loyalty of the third. Self-loathing, guilt and loneliness emerge in this frenzied narrative, culminating in a blistering battle for survival.
'this is pure, exhilaratingly irresponsible theatre' - Guardian
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About the Author
Mark O'Rowe is an Irish playwright whose plays include Howie the Rookie (Bush Theatre, London, 1999), From Both Hips (Fishamble, 1997), Made in China (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2001), Crestfall (Gate Theatre, Dublin, 2003), Terminus (Abbey Theatre, 2007) and Our Few and Evil Days (Abbey Theatre, 2014).
His screenplays include Broken (2012), based on the novel by Daniel Clay, Perrier’s Bounty (2009), Boy A (2007), based on the novel by Jonathan Trigell, and Intermission (2004).