Halcyon Days

By Deirdre Kinahan

Halcyon Days

Fringe First award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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ISBN: 9781848423015
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 4th October 2012
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, then Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

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An uplifting, bittersweet drama set in a nursing home, celebrating friendship and the human spirit.

A nursing-home conservatory. Sean sits alone, abandoned to his memories. In storms Patricia, a feisty woman with a zest for life and for handsome men in wheelchairs. A wary intimacy develops between the two, an unforeseen relationship, by turns charming and combative, tender and funny.

Infused with wry humour and humanity, Deirdre Kinahan's Halcyon Days is a celebration of our quest for meaning in even the most seemingly hopeless of circumstances.

'a touching drama... what distinguishes Kinahan's play - what gives it its pulse - is its finely-drawn characters'

- The Irish Times

'straightforwardly honest and touching... there's a wonderful balance between humour and poignancy here, and even within the humour, a rich blend of both unintentional hilarity and insightful wit'

- Entertainment.ie

Deirdre Kinahan is a Dublin-based playwright and theatre producer who founded and runs the production company Tall Tales. Her work is regularly performed internationally and includes the critically acclaimed Moment, Bogboy and Hue & Cry.

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