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Abbey Theatre
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Woman and Scarecrow

By Marina Carr

Venue Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage
Date 6 Oct 8.15pm
8 Oct - 13 Oct 8.15pm
13 Oct 2.45pm
Duration 2 hrs



Directed by Selina Cartmell
Set and costume design by Conor Murphy
Lighting Design by Paul Keogan
Sound design by Denis Clohessy
Cast includes Barbara Brennan, Olwen Fouere and Brid Ni Neachtain

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‘It’s a terrible state of affairs to arrive at the close of your life and realise you’ve nothing to confess …though, I suppose I committed the greatest sin of all… I refused to be happy’
 
In a simple room, a woman, mother to eight children and wife to an unfaithful husband, lies dying. With bitter humour and brutal honesty, she looks back over her life, imagining what could have been.
 
‘Happiness! Everyone thinks they have a god-given right to it. Sure it’s only a recent invention of the Sunday papers.’
 
Woman and Scarecrow is a fierce, passionate and moving lament for a life half lived.
 
The Abbey Theatre is delighted to present the Irish premiere of Woman and Scarecrow, a new play by Marina Carr, one of Ireland's most important living playwrights, as part of the Festival. Marina Carr's previous plays at the Abbey include Ariel, Portia Coughlan, By the Bog Of Cats and The Mai.
 
 
 
“This is a play that seeps into your very bones, making you realise that in squandering love we squander the best part of ourselves” The Guardian
 
 
What Do We Think?
Marina Carr’s work is always brave and bold and Selina Cartmell is one of the most talented directors working in Ireland today.
 
 
           
           
           
         
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