Woman & Scarecrow
‘Why didn’t I have more sex when I could have?’
‘You were too busy hoovering.’
Arguably the finest living female playwright in Ireland and the U.K. Marina Carr is best known for her plays By The Bog Of Cats, On Raftery’s Hill, The Mai, and Portia Coughlan. Her play Woman and Scarecrow, first performed by Fiona Shaw at the Royal Court in 2009 is a powerfully passionate epic poem. On the threshold of a life half-lived and an eternal life to come “Woman” (Joan Sheehy) comes to terms with the ghosts of her haunted past and the ‘devil in the wardrobe’ (Noelle Brown) in this darkly ironic and fiercely funny play. The play is less about the loss of life and more about our ability to live it while we have it. With a powerful cast of Joan Sheehy, Noelle Brown, Mark O’Regan and Geraldine Plunkett and directed by Geoff Gould don’t miss this wonderful night’s theatre.