VenueLyric Theatre
Other spaces: Danske Bank Stage/Naughton Studio
From20th September 2014
To18th October 2014
WhenTue-Sat 19:45. Sat,Sun Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £15.00. To £24.50.
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Marian needs to move on. She has sold her business and takes up tenancy in a repossessed Belfast working-class parlour-house. Her hopes for a safe haven and fresh start are soon shattered when she finds herself bunkered down during the Ulster Workers' Strike with estranged husband Lenny, his muesli-chomping friend Peter, and her best friend Ruth who is fleeing from an abusive husband. The four have their own personal crises to reconcile before they can carve a new future. They work out their relationships to each other, the world outside and to the past while trying to envisage a future beyond bombs and reprisals. Only Marian is aware of a fifth presence - the ghost of Lily Matthews, the previous occupant.
Author Stewart Parker

Archive :: production:T1818102949, play:S4556, venue:V552

Production details

From the late, great Stewart Parker this, his final masterpiece sets out to find the light in the dark. Danske Bank Stage

Special Performances

  • 14 Oct 14 Captioned
  • 16 Oct 14 Audio Described


Director Jimmy Fay
Design Alyson Cummins
Costume Alyson Cummins
Lighting Ciaran Bagnall
Performer Judith Roddy (Marian)
Performer Paul Mallon (Lenny)
Performer Roisin Gallagher (Ruth)
Performer Will Irvine (Peter)
Performer Carol Moore (Lilly)

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