27 March - 27 April 2013

The Print Room presents:


by Brian Friel

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***** "Abigail Graham's astonishingly well-acted and quietly devastating revival... [Stuart Graham gives...] the most psychologically searching performance on the London stage at the moment" The Independent

**** "a shining central performance from Dorothy Duffy" The Times

**** "Abigail Graham's incisive production ... I was grateful for a production that enabled me to see Friel's fascinating play through fresh eyes " The Guardian

**** "a brilliant piece of writing... given a sparkling revival" The Arts Desk

**** "This is a still, calm and intensely thought-provoking piece... the script is hypnotically engaging, carrying the audience along as the story unfolds." Whats On Stage

***** "I cannot recommend this play enough... this is a winner. I can't imagine seeing anything more compelling either on the West End, the fringe or beyond. " Everything Theatre



Blind since infancy, Molly Sweeney is persuaded to have an operation to restore her sight. Her husband Frank is convinced she has nothing to lose; her ophthalmologist Mr Rice is not so sure. The play charts their expectations and fantasies of how the operation will change everything, not just for Molly, but for all three of them.

Brian Friel's rarely performed poetic tale weaves together all three characters' perspectives. Through a journey of memory, hope and despair, the play begs us to not only see, but also understand other people's points of view.

Brian Friel is an Irish playwright, theatre director and author. His principal works for theatre include Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964), Faith Healer (1979), Aristocrats (1979 - Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and the New York Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play), Translations (1980), Dancing at Lughnasa (1990 - Olivier, Tony and New York Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play), Molly Sweeney (1996 - New York Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play) and Afterplay (2002).



Cast: Ruairi Conaghan, Dorothy Duffy and Stuart Graham

Director - Abigail Graham

Designer  - Signe Beckmann

Lighting Design - Chahine Yavroyan

Music and Sound Design - Ed Lewis

Movement Director - Anna Morrissey


Until 27 April 2013

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 3pm

Free Pre-show talks with Dr Cindy Lawford: Tuesday 9, 16, 23 April @ 7pm

Touch tour matinee: 27 April, 2.30pm

TICKETS: £20 / £15 conc

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