A Handful of Stars

Cast: 1f 6m

Staging: Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848423992Publication Date:
1 May 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 1988

A Handful of Stars

By Billy Roche

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  • Winner of the John Whiting Award for Best New Play

A gripping but warm-spirited snapshot of life in a small southern Irish town.

In the sleepy Irish town of Wexford, where shotgun weddings are outnumbered only by random acts of violence, the pool hall is Jimmy's sanctuary. But will such a place embrace his bright ambition, or bring it down, burning, to the ground?

Originally part of Billy Roche's The Wexford Trilogy, A Handful of Stars was first performed in 1988 at the Bush Theatre, where it won the John Whiting Award and the Plays and Players Award for Best New Play.

This edition was published alongside the play's first professional stand-alone revival at Theatre503, London. The text of the play is also available in The Wexford Trilogy.

Press Quotes

'Simultaneously mean and warm, stifling and nourishing, comic and sad'

The Times

'Funny, rueful and tender... has the potency of truth'

Telegraph

'Carefully observed... almost unbearably honest'

Time Out

'A nice balance of comedy and tension... [has] a great deal of warmth'

A Younger Theatre

Cast: 1f 6m

Staging:Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848423992Publication Date:
1 May 2014
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Billy Roche:

The Cavalcaders and Amphibians
Poor Beast in the Rain
Amphibians
On Such As We
Belfry
The Cavalcaders
The Wexford Trilogy
Lay Me Down Softly

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