Citysong
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788502108Publication Date:
12 Jun 2019
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First Staged:
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, & Soho Theatre, London, 2019

Citysong

By Dylan Coburn Gray

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  • 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.

Dylan Coburn Gray's play 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.

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'

Guardian

'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
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788502108Publication Date:
12 Jun 2019
£4.99 £4.00You save £0.99 (20%)

Also by Dylan Coburn Gray:

Citysong and other plays
Boys and Girls
Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane

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