An Old Song, Half Forgotten
Ebook, 38 pages ISBN: 9781788506892Publication Date:
20 Apr 2023
£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Abbey Theatre (Peacock), Dublin, 2023

An Old Song, Half Forgotten

By Deirdre Kinahan

Ebook £4.99£3.99

  • Pratchett Prize for challenging the stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease - 2024

A play that opens a window into the life and soul of an older actor who is living in care with Alzheimer's disease, rebuilding a man just as he begins to crack and fade.

Deirdre Kinahan's short play An Old Song, Half Forgotten was first staged by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in April 2023, performed by Bryan Murray.

In 2024, Deirdre Kinahan and Bryan Murray were jointly awarded the inaugural Pratchett Prize for challenging the stigma of Alzheimer's Disease through the play.

The play is also available in the collection Deirdre Kinahan: Shorts.

Press Quotes

'A compelling celebration of a life'

Irish Times

'A mesmeric piece of theatre that brings you into the mind of a performer with Alzheimer's... emotionally gripping and poignant... incredibly effective storytelling... deeply impactful'

Reviews Hub

'A unique experience... smartly structured and truly moving'

Arts Review

'Quite extraordinary... a remarkable new play... The writing beautifully balances the Alzheimer sufferer's crystal-clear memories of things long past with the fuzziness and confusion of day-to-day life... a beguiling piece of theatre full of quiet power'

Irish Examiner
Ebook,38 pages ISBN: 9781788506892Publication Date:
20 Apr 2023
£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)

Also by Deirdre Kinahan:

Raging: Three Plays/Seven Years of Warfare in Ireland
The Unmanageable Sisters
Hue & Cry
Rathmines Road
Deirdre Kinahan: Shorts
Raging: Wild Sky
The Saviour
Halcyon Days
Bé Carna
Raging: Outrage
Wild Notes
Raging: Embargo
Salad Day

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
A sharp, funny, moving story of five women across three generations, and a prodigal daughter's return.
A poignant, elegiac short play from the author of East is East.
A short play about an elderly couple who, trapped in a nursing home, plot a daring escape into the sunshine.
A surprising and touching tale about a couple, their experience of Alzheimer’s, and their enduring efforts to hold th...
Five short plays by the award-winning Irish playwright, full of warmth, humour and irrepressible characters.
A play charting the extraordinary shift in social, political and religious life in Ireland over the past thirty years...