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Cold Comfort

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2004

NHB Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Owen McCafferty’s short play Cold Comfort is a monologue about a man returning to his native Belfast for his father's funeral. It was first performed by Prime Cut Productions Theatre Company at the Old Museum Arts Centre in Belfast in May...

Shoot the Crow

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2003

NHB Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (4), Female (0), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Owen McCafferty’s Shoot the Crow is a play about four Belfast tilers who come up with a scam to make some fast money. It was premiered by Druid Theatre Company at the Druid Lane Theatre, Galway, Ireland, on 26 February 1997....

I Won’t Dance – Don’t Ask Me

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

NHB Modern Plays

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...An early short monologue play from Northern Irish writer Owen McCafferty. It’s four o’clock in the morning and middle-aged Gus McMahon can’t sleep. He’s drinking a can of Guinness and begins a rambling monologue to his...

The Waiting List

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

NHB Modern Plays

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...The Waiting List is one of Owen McCafferty’s early monologue plays in which an unnamed male narrator frets that his name may be included on a paramilitary hit list. Set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, our...

Fire Below  

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Faber and Faber, 2017

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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... and what these neighbours of old think of one another, truly, feels just one unguarded moment away on this hot summer’s night. A companion piece to Owen McCafferty’s play Quietly, Fire Below (A War of Words) was a co-production...

Mojo Mickybo

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

NHB Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (0), Unassigned (2)

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...Owen McCafferty’s play Mojo Mickybo is about a friendship between two boys growing up in Belfast – in the summer of 1970 – a friendship that at first is immune to the sectarian violence taking place around them, but which nonetheless...

Quietly

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Northern Ireland are playing Poland on the TV. Jimmy and Ian, two middle-aged Belfast men, are meeting tonight for the first time. They have a shared past. They need to talk. A powerful story about violence and forgiveness, Quietly marked Owen McCafferty's Abbey Theatre debut, as part of the Great Irish Writers Season, November 2012....

Closing Time

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

NHB Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Owen McCafferty's Closing Time is a tender portrait of love, dignity and emotional damage set in a Belfast pub. It was first performed at the National Theatre, London, on 9 September 2002. Performances took place in the Lyttelton Loft...

Scenes from the Big Picture

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2003

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 41, Roles: Total (21), Female (7), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...Owen McCafferty's play Scenes from the Big Picture is a panoramic portrait of contemporary Belfast with a multi-stranded narrative featuring over twenty characters. The play's action, although depicted on a large dramatic canvas, explores...

Days of Wine and Roses

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2009

NHB Modern Plays

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Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Owen McCafferty's Days of Wine and Roses is a free adaptation of JP Miller's screenplay of the same name for a 1962 film directed by Blake Edwards. (Miller adapted the screenplay from his earlier teleplay for a 1958 episode of US...