Plays by Eugene O'Hare

Sydney & the Old Girl

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

London is becoming an alien landscape to Sydney Stock; a man who has lived for over fifty years cooped with his mother Nell in her grubby East End home. Theirs is a relationship of mutually assured destruction where the ghosts of the past continue to stalk and accuse. As the twisted game around family inheritance reaches breaking point, Irish care worker Marion Fee finds herself an unwitting pawn being played from both sides.

At the centre of Eugene O'Hare's second full-length black comedy is a family's obsession with versions of the past and a paranoia about a future in a city which no longer feels like home.

The Weatherman  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Don't know where I stand with the weatherman these days. One day it's all warm and breezy and the next old Jack Frost comes to take the skin off your back.

A twelve year old Romanian girl is trafficked into London. Her captor, a city landlord known as Dollar, entrusts her to the care of his tenants O'Rourke and Beezer; a pair of down-and-out bachelors sharing lodgings in the East End. But with no reliable details of the girl's past, vague speculation as to the reason for her arrival and no common language with which to communicate, for how long and at what price can the involvement of her new guardians be bought?

Eugene O'Hare's debut black comedy shines a light on complicity, power and the secrets and lies woven behind closed doors and examines the no go lines that are crossed when it's too dangerous to run away.

Eugene O'Hare is an accomplished Irish actor and writer. His works include Hospital Food for the National Theatre Connections Festival, Only Good People Love Bach, and Rage. Two plays, Sydney and the Old Girl and The Weatherman, will open in London in 2019. He has worked with the Abbey Theatre and with Channel 4 Drama as part of the "4Screenwriters" placement. Eugene also writes for radio and has written two short stories for BBC Radio 4. His short film The Music Room premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh, and he is developing original work for television.