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Set in rural Ireland of the early 60s, Billy Roche's new play 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. Taking us back to a forgotten world that is nonetheless brimming with familiar passions and human foibles, "Lay Me Down Softly" is a rich slice of vintage Roche, following on from his acclaimed "Wexford Trilogy" and other much-loved tales of small-town Ireland.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848420304
ISBN-10: 1848420307
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Billy Roche

BILLY ROCHE was born and still lives in Wexford in southern Ireland, where almost all his plays are set and which gave its name to his first work, 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, On Such As We also for the Abbey, the novel Tumbling Down and the screenplay for Trojan Eddie starring Stephen Rea.

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A Handful of Stars

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On Such as We by Billy Roche

On Such as We

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Cavalcaders by Billy Roche

The Cavalcaders

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Wexford Trilogy by Billy Roche

The Wexford Trilogy

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