Woman and Scarecrow

By Marina Carr

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Fri 16 Jun 2006
Don't miss the chance to see Ireland's finest actresses in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court. Fiona Shaw (Medea, Julius Caesar), winner of three Olivier Awards for Best Actress, takes on the lead role and is joined by Brid Brennan (Dancing at Lughnasa) in Marina Carr's new play Woman and Scarecrow. 'Why didn't I have more sex when I could have?' 'You were too busy hoovering' On her deathbed a woman with eight children and a remorseful, cheating husband surveys her life and imagines what else could have been. Full of bitter humour and brutal honesty this is a fierce, passionate and beautiful lament from leading Irish playwright Marina Carr, probing one woman's attitudes to death and the life that came before it. 'This world's job is to take everything from you. Yours is not to let it' Marina Carr's previous plays seen at the Royal Court are ON RAFTERY'S HILL (with Druid Theatre Company) and PORTIA COUGHLAN (with Abbey Theatre/winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award). Her other work includes BY THE BOG OF CATS (Abbey Theatre)and THE MAI (Peacock Theatre/winner Best New Irish Play Dublin Theatre Festival 1994). Direction: Ramin Gray Design: Lizzie Clachan Sound: Emma Laxton Cast: Brid Brennan, Peter Gowen, Stella McCusker and Fiona Shaw


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