DOI: 10.5040/9781784600686.00000008
Acts: 2. Scenes: 6. Roles: Male (2) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

Mark O'Rowe's play From Both Hips is a black comedy revenge drama set in the suburbs of Dublin. O'Rowe's first professionally produced play, it was first performed by Fishamble Theatre Company at the Little Theatre, Tallaght, on 25 June 1997, transferring to the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, and the Tron Theatre, Glasgow.

Paul has been accidentally shot in the hip by a policeman. Back from hospital he is overcome with feelings of bitterness and self-pity. Determined to exact revenge upon his shooter, he sets out on a quest to find him. However, when the policeman in question appears with an apology, a gun and an extraordinary proposition, Paul is faced with a difficult choice.

The Fishamble production was directed by Jim Culleton and designed by Blaíthín Sheerin. It was performed by Marion O’Dwyer, Clodagh O’Donoghue, Ger Carey, Fionnuala Murphy, Seán Rocks and Catherine Walsh.

From Mark O'Rowe Plays: One


Nick Hern Books

Mark O'Rowe

ISBN: 9781848421608

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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