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Days of Wine and Roses – 53Two, Manchester

Writer: JP Miller Adaptation: Owen McCafferty Director: Jake Murray Reviewer: Matt Forrest When you think of London in the 1960’s, you’re immediately transported to the ‘Swinging Sixties’, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Carnaby Street and free love: however, Days of Wine and Roses, paints a very different picture, one of love, heartache, and tragedy with alcohol at the root of ...

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Unfaithful – FOUND111, London

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Adam Penfold Reviewer: Niall Harman Clocking in at only 70 minutes, Owen McCafferty’s Unfaithful is a short play, but it is not a slight one. It opens in a sparse room with a middle-aged couple arguing. Tom (Sean Campion) has slept with another woman, and while he is reluctant to discuss the matter, his wife Joan ...

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INTERVIEW: Matthew Lewis on Potter, Unfaithful and doing that photoshoot

Many actors struggle to make the transition from child to adult actor but, for Matthew Lewis, a wide variety of roles post-Harry Potter have shown his versatility. About to perform in Unfaithful at London’s Found 111 Theatre space, he took time out of rehearsal to talk to Glen Pearce about the play and casting off his film persona. Like most ...

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Mojo Mickybo – Civic Theatre, Tallaght

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Carol Ryan Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Mojo Mickybo arrives at Tallaght's Civic Theatre with quite a reputation at its back. McCafferty's witty and energetic play about two youths in 1970s Belfast has previously had major successes across Ireland and internationally. On Q Theatre Company present their production as part of a small Irish tour and unfortunately the ...

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Death of a Comedian – The Peacock, Dublin

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Cormac O'Brien What price is fame? What price is glory? What happens to politically subversive art and the artist who makes it, when fame and glory come a-knocking on his door? What dearly held principles is that artist willing to abandon in the pursuit of his proverbial 15 minutes on the Comedy Channel? ...

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Death of a Comedian – Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue Death of a Comedian is the newest play from critically acclaimed playwright Owen McCafferty, who is the current writer-in-residence at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. The show itself is actually a co-production between three theatres – the Lyric, the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and Soho Theatre in London – and ...

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New Playwright-in-Residence at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

Executive Producer: Jimmy Fay The Lyric Theatre has just announced that its new playwright-in-residence will be renowned Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty. The reception celebrating McCafferty’s new residency was in many ways a celebration of his work thus far, with actors from the Lyric’s forthcoming production of Stewart Parker’s Pentecost giving short readings from a selection of McCafferty’s plays. Patrick O’Kane, ...

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Unfaithful – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Rachel O’Riordan Reviewer: John Roberts Owen McCafferty isn’t afraid of writing dialogue that challenges our preconceptions, his fantastic take on the Catholic/Protestant divide in Mojo Mickeybo still has powerful resonance. Here with his latest production Unfaithful McCafferty looks at the fading relationship between Joan played with down-trodden exhaustion by Cara Kelly and her husband Tom (a ...

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