Is it always possible to forgive another person or are some actions too extreme to be absolved?
Quietly, is a a visceral and powerfully compelling work from one of Ireland’s leading voices in theatre, Owen McCafferty, and is running as part of the mini-season of Irish plays at Clapham Omnibus. This is a site responsive production taking place in the theatre bar.
It’s 2009 and in a quiet Belfast bar, Jimmy and Ian meet to talk for the first time. In a city where everyone has a story and a past, theirs finally converge. They need to talk. Under the watchful eye of a Polish barman, they must try to deal with the devastating consequences of a murderous act and attempt to escape the past.
Owen McCafferty is one of Ireland’s leading playwrights. He has written for both the National Theatre and for Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. He has won numerous awards including The Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for new playwriting and The Writer’s Guild award for best play (for Quietly). He is currently commissioned to write the book for a new musical with the band Snow Patrol.
Strange Fish is an Irish theatre company based in London. Founded by five friends from an Irish and Northern Irish background from both sides of the religious divide. The company has a simple vision: to tell great stories well.
Running time is 70 minutes.
Quietly is on at the Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside, SW4 0QW from 9th – 27th October. Times: Tues – Sat 9pm. Admission: £16/£13. Phonee: 020 7498 4699