On Such as We
By (author) Billy Roche
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On Such as We by Billy Roche
Book DescriptionHeart-warming new play from the author of The Wexford Trilogy - premiering at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin Oweney's barber shop and the rooms to let above it offer refuge to a host of lonely hearts: a recently laid-off hotel night porter, an angry young artist, an orphan girl, a wounded old widower, a likeable bruiser and the beautiful Maeve. All of them in their various ways fall under Oweney's loving spell. Set, as are all of Billy Roche's plays, in a small town in southern Ireland, On Such As We is the first piece by him to be premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, since The Cavalcaders in 1993. It opened in the Peacock in December 2001 in a production directed by Wilson Milam, who directed the enormously successful revival of Roche's Wexford Trilogy in London earlier in 2001.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854596710
(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Billy Roche
Handful of Stars, Paperback (May 2014)
A gripping, unrelenting but warm-spirited glimpse of life in a small southern Irish town. Winner of the John Whiting Award and the Plays and Players Award for Best New Play.
Lay Me Down Softly, Paperback (November 2008)
Set in rural Ireland of the early 60s, this work takes us into the burlesque world of Delaney's Travelling Roadshow and in particular its boxing hall where prizefighter Dean takes on all comers on a nightly basis. That is, until a challenge from a professional fighter upsets the apple-cart.
Cavalcaders, Paperback (February 2001)
Two tragi-comedies set in Roche's southern Irish home town of Wexford. "The Cavalcaders" follows the life of a smalltown shoemaker who amuses himself singing with a barbershop quartet. In "Amphibians", a young boy spends a night alone on an island as a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood.
Wexford Trilogy, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Billy Roche
This text comprises of three plays that tell of life in small-town southern Ireland. Set variously in a betting shop, a snooker club and the local church, each play introduces a new group of true-to-life characters who present a spectrum of vulnerability, posturing and ambition.
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Author Biography - Billy Roche
Billy Roche was born and still lives in Wexford in southern Ireland, where all his plays are set and which gave its name to his first three plays, The Wexford Trilogy, which was filmed for television after its success on stage. Other work includes the stage plays, Amphibians for the RSC, The Cavalcaders seen at the Royal Court as well as the Abbey, the novel Tumbling Down and the screenplay for Trojan Eddie.
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