Irish Blood, English Heart by Darren Murphy at Union
Ancient Lights Theatre Co. presents Irish Blood, English Heart, by Darren Murphy, at the Union Theatre, a fringe venue in south London, from 15 Feb to 5 March 2011.
Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin, designed by Francesca Rodrigues. Cast includes Ian Groombridge (Con Sweeney), Carolyn Tomkinson (Peggy Sweeney), Howard Teale (Ray Suede).
In a mysterious garage in Southwark, Con Sweeney and his wife, Peggy, ask Con's brother, the infamous comedian turned author, Ray Suede, to meet to divvy up the emotional legacy of their estranged father. Ray's just written a book. About their father. About them. Peggy thinks that if Ray wants to portray them as cartoon troglodytes, then he should pay cash money for the privilege. So, who gets to tell the story of two second generation Irish brothers, a teenage tear up merchant, and a dead London cabbie in a dusty South London lock-up?