Ebook, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788502108Publication Date:
12 Jun 2019
£6.99 £5.59You save £1.40 (20%)
First Staged:
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, & Soho Theatre, London, 2019


By Carys D. Coburn

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  • Most Promising New Playwright, Off-West End Theatre Awards - 2020
  • Verity Bargate Award - 2017

Late-night taxis, teen discos, home nurses, Jewish launderettes, vigilantes, babies, immigrants, seagulls. Citysong is a play, a poem and a chorus of voices showing three generations of a Dublin family on one day.

Intimate and sweeping, joyous and ridiculous, it's modern-day Dublin's Under Milk Wood via Metamorphoses (not the book about the cockroach). It's different things at different times, which makes sense seeing as it's about change.

Carys D. Coburn's Citysong was winner of the 2017 Verity Bargate Award, and premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in May 2019, before transferring to Soho Theatre, London.

The author was named Most Promising New Playwright at the 2020 Off-West End Theatre Awards for Citysong.

Citysong is also available in the collection Citysong and other plays.

Press Quotes

'Dublin shimmers in poetic celebration of the cycle of life... linguistically playful and fresh, the play's poetic origin gives it energy and rhythm, creating an impressionistic sweep rather than in-depth characterisations'


'Entrancing... sumptuous and sinuous writing'

Irish Times

'A poetic masterpiece... Citysong weaves a rich human tapestry through times and spaces... its poetry proves to be nothing short of sublime'

The Arts Review

'In 90 minutes [Coburn Gray] captures our imagination with dozens of joyous, tender and intimate family interludes... Citysong resembles a symphony, with every element resonating with the living, breathing, buzzing city of Dublin'

Broadway World
Ebook,80 pages ISBN: 9781788502108Publication Date:
12 Jun 2019
£6.99 £5.59You save £1.40 (20%)

Also by Carys D. Coburn:

Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane
Before You Say Anything
Boys and Girls
Everything Not Saved
Citysong and other plays
Where Sat the Lovers

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