Smilin' Through archiveWhen you live with hate you forget how to love. Peggy has suspected for a while that her son is gay. But when Kyle comes out, she is disgusted, and wants him out of the house and out of her life. With mother and son unable to admit how much they love each other, Kyle barricades himself into his room and goes on hunger strike, while Peggy retreats into drunken fantasies of Hollywood romance from her youth. Will Peggy ever be able to reach a peace agreement with her family or is partition inevitable? Reflecting the political landscape of the troubles in Northern Ireland just as a peace agreement is announced, Smilin Through combines biting comedy with shocking political insight. A dark comedy, which will wrench your heart while making you laugh out loud, Smilin Through is a sexy, outrageous response to politicians and prudes. Smilin Through was developed with the support of BBC Northern Exposure.


Author: Billy Cowan
Producer(s): Queer Up North, Contact Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company, Truant Company
Director: Natalie Wilson
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Smilin' Through

Smilin' Through (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01506136651. Details of all Smilin' Through archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01342502652

Archive Listings

5 May 05
14 May 05
Contact Theatre
Greater Manchester

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