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The Theatre Royal, Waterford
Date: Thursday 07 to Saturday 09 May 2015
Ticket Price:Thursday €16€/14, Friday and Saturday €20/€18
Directed by Lynne Parker
Rough Magic presents the World Premiere of Famished Castle, a new play by Irish
Times columnist Hilary Fannin.
Stars Aislin McGuckin (Heartbeat, Holby City), Vincent McCabe (Games of Thrones, Fair City),
Eleanor Methven (The Clinic, Love is the Drug), Ray Scannell (Deep, Digging for Fire).
An accidental meeting in a snow-locked airport reunites former
lovers Angie and Nathaniel. Ten years have passed since their
parting. In that time Angie has remained in Ireland, marrying and
having children, staying faithful to her profession as a teacher.
Nathaniel, meanwhile, has patched together a life in Berlin, where
he currently lives with his girlfriend, a young economist.
The intervening decade has also seen Ireland wake up to the
crucifying hangover of the tiger economy. As the country counts the
empties from the days of plenty, both financial and emotional,
Angie and Nathaniel retrace the actions and inactions that led to
the sudden death of their love affair.
Illuminated by the unflinching light of snow, the couple revisit a
festive night ten years before, a birthday dinner with his parents,
when with corks popping and cuff links glittering, the family’s
ravaged past pulled up a seat at the table, destroying their future.
“Hilary Fannin’s script is wonderful: irreverent, deliciously bawdy
and bang up to date.” – The Sunday Business Post on Phaedra
Book online : http://www.theatreroyal.ie/events
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