Owen McCafferty

Owen McCafferty is a Belfast-based playwright. His plays include: Quietly (Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, 2013); an adaptation of JP Miller’s Days of Wine and Roses (Donmar Warehouse, London, 2005); Scenes from the Big Picture (National Theatre, London, 2003); Shoot the Crow (Druid, Galway, 1997; Royal Exchange, Manchester, 2003); Mojo Mickybo (Kabosh, Belfast, 1998); No Place Like Home (Tinderbox, Belfast, 2001) and Closing Time (National Theatre, 2002).

Scenes from the Big Picture won the John Whiting Award, the Meyer Whitworth Award and the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2003, making McCafferty the first writer to win all three awards in a single year.

A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democra...
McCafferty's break-through play, a tender and comic portrait of love, dignity and emotional damage.
An endearing yet hard-hitting comic portrait of how the need to work gets in the way of living.
An epic, masterful twenty-plus-character play about Belfast and its multitude of urban denizens.
JP Miller's 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses, adapted brilliantly for the stage by Owen McCafferty.
A powerful monologue about an Irish labourer living in London who returns home to Belfast to have a last, drunken 'co...
A blackly comic monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up.
An early short monologue play from Northern Irish writer Owen McCafferty.
An unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred in Belfast during the 1970s.