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Shoot the Crow

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2003

Playtext

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...

Cold Comfort

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2004

Playtext

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...

Fire Below  

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Faber and Faber, 2017

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...Twenty years on from the Belfast Peace Agreement, Tom and Maggie are enjoying a glass of wine or two on Gerry and Rosemary’s deck, waiting for the Eleventh Night bonfire to be lit in the estate below. But there is tension in the air...

Mojo Mickybo

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

Playtext

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

Playtext

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...

Scenes from the Big Picture

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2003

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...

Death of a Comedian

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Faber and Faber, 2015

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Steve Johnston, guided and inspired by his girlfriend, is a small-time comedian, raw, original and true. Until he's spotted by an agent, who suggests he could be so much more: his act just needs to change. It's a Faustian pact. As tension...

Days of Wine and Roses

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2009

Playtext

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 television...

The Waiting List

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

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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 Catholic...

Unfaithful

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...Joan and Tom have been married for nearly thirty years. Tara lies alone while Peter works nights. How far will people go to hear their heart beat again? What does it mean to be unfaithful to those you love? A stark...