Greta Garbo Came to Donegal
Thu 7 Jan 2010 – Sat 20 Feb 2010
by Frank McGuinness
Please note this production is now Sold Out!
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“Jealousy, secretiveness, self-loathing and sexual ambivalence throb… the result is a poignant, intelligent drama… there is a huge amount to admire in this painful, compassionate and skilfully imagined play.”
“…moving and mannered… beautifully played”
“Riveting and funny tale has real star quality”
“Superbly acted, atmospheric and poignant”
Greta Garbo came to Donegal, and she did. The year is 1967 – nothing is ever the same after.
Ireland is on the verge of violent change, two couples are on the verge of ending, a woman tries to save her family, a girl tries to save her future. Above it all but in the midst of things, determining what happens next, is the loveliest and loneliest of all women, the great Garbo. But when the gods arrive, they can cause havoc, not least to themselves, as the divine Greta learns.
Frank McGuinness is an award-winning Irish playwright and poet. His considerable body of work includes: Gates of Gold (Finborough,West End),There Came A Gypsy Riding (Almeida), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Hampstead), Someone Who’ll Watch over Me (Hampstead,West End and Broadway), The Factory Girls (Abbey Dublin and Tricycle) and recent translations of Euripides’ Helen (Globe) and Oedipus (National Theatre).
Cast includes Lisa Diveney, Michelle Fairley, Angeline Ball, Tom McKay, Owen McDonnell, Daniel Gerroll and Caroline Lagerfelt
Creatives include Nicolas Kent (Director), Robert Jones (Designer), Matthew Eagland (Lighting Designer) and Tom Lishman (Sound Designer)