Lay Me Down Softly

Cast: 2f 4m

Staging: Single interior (marquee tent with boxing ring)

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848420304Publication Date:
13 Nov 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Abbey Theatre Peacock, Dublin, 2008

Lay Me Down Softly

By Billy Roche

Paperback £8.99£7.19

A heartfelt slice of life in small-town Ireland, brimming with passions and all-too-human foibles, from the author of the well-loved Wexford Trilogy.

Set in rural Ireland of the early 1960s, Lay Me Down Softly introduces the colourful if seedy burlesque that is Delaney’s Travelling Roadshow – and in particular its boxing hall, where prizefighter Dean takes on all comers on a nightly basis. That is, until a challenge from a professional fighter upsets the apple-cart…

Billy Roche's play Lay Me Down Softly was first performed at the Abbey Theatre Peacock, Dublin, in 2008.

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'wry, humane, questing, elegiac... unmissable'

The Times

Cast: 2f 4m

Staging:Single interior (marquee tent with boxing ring)

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848420304Publication Date:
13 Nov 2008
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Billy Roche:

The Cavalcaders
Amphibians
The Wexford Trilogy
On Such As We
Poor Beast in the Rain
Belfry
The Cavalcaders and Amphibians
A Handful of Stars

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