Tuesday, 7th to Saturday, 11th April, 2015 Bell Theatre - 20:00
In County Sligo, old Lily has just a few months to live and her son Patrick lives mostly in the local pub, while his three daughters, Judith, Rose and Maud are still reeling from their mother’s desertion more than 15 years previously. Yet all is not bleak – a handsome lodger (an actor playing the role of Yeats in a film being made nearby) offers joy and hope to two of the Kennedy women.
Elsewhere, for Patrick and another of his daughters, love arises from old and unexpected sources. Funny, rude and moving with plentiful Irish charm, the play wears its literary references lightly but has echoes of Yeats and Chekhov with a dash of Shakespeare and references to Fred Astaire and Marlene Dietrich, too.