Heart-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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(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
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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.