A funny, modern, intoxicated tale of love and loss which premiered at the National Theatre in 2004. Late at night, shoeless in the rain, a film actor playing the poet Yeats turns up drunk at his appointed Sligo digs. He is met by the grandmother and they dance together. In the morning they are discovered, sharing a blanket, by Patrick and his three daughters. Patrick craves tobacco, whiskey and a date with the local barmaid; the’sisters yearn for sensation and escape.
First performed at the Cottesloe Theatre, London 2004 starring Annette Crosbie and David Bradley
Published by Faber