Belfry

Cast: 1f 4m

Staging: Built set

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

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy
First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 1991

Belfry

By Billy Roche
Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy

A deeply moving tale about what lies beneath the surface of everyday lives, part of Billy Roche's Wexford Trilogy.

Artie, like his father before him, is the sacristan in the local church. Distanced from the rest of the community and caring for an elderly mother, he spends most of his time with father Pat and Dominic the young altar-server. That is, before Angela starts helping with the church flowers. The two begin a 'soaring' affair which awakens a passion in Artie. But someone tells Angela's husband what's going on and Artie is left to face life without her.

Billy Roche's play Belfry was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in November 1991.

Press Quotes

'It is the sound of the church bell, tolling mournfully for these small, unfulfilled but rich lives, that you will take away with you'

Guardian

'As riveting a piece as I've seen in ages'

The Times

Cast: 1f 4m

Staging:Built set

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

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy

Also by Billy Roche:

Lay Me Down Softly
The Wexford Trilogy
A Handful of Stars
The Cavalcaders
Amphibians
The Cavalcaders and Amphibians
On Such As We
Poor Beast in the Rain

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