Arguably the finest living female playwright in Ireland and the UK, Marina Carr’s Woman and Scarecrow was first performed by Fiona Shaw at the Royal Court in 2009 and is a powerfully passionate epic poem.
On the threshold of a life half-lived and an eternal life to come “Woman” (Joan Sheehy) comes to terms with the ghosts of her haunted past and the ‘devil in the wardrobe in this darkly ironic and fiercely funny play. The play is less about the loss of life and more about our ability to live it while we have it.
With a powerful cast of Joan Sheehy (film and TV credits include The Field, Into The West, The Snapper, Ros na Run), Mark O’Regan (film & TV credits include The Commitments, Angela’s Ashes, Father Ted), Geraldine Plunkett (Glenroe, The Clinic) and Noelle Browne (stage credits include Druid, the Abbey, the Gate, Rough Magic, Fishamble, TV and film credits include Fair City, The Clinic, Father Ted, Veronica Guerin) and directed by Geoff Gould don’t miss this wonderful night’s theatre.
Woman and Scarecrow performs in The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon this Friday, September 28 at 8.30pm.
Tickets, priced at €16/€14 are available now from The Dock box office on 071 9650828 or on-line at www.thedock.ie