Poor Beast in the Rain
A slice of small-town life, set in a betting shop in Wexford. Part of Billy Roche's acclaimed Wexford Trilogy.
Eileen works in her father's betting shop, surrounded by the 'left behind'. Molly, Steven and Joe manage to keep their regrets about the past safely locked away, and the young Georgie is ready to turn his back on the outside world and follow their example, until the return of the legendary Danger Doyle. Having turned his back on the cycle of missed opportunities to run away to London with Eileen's mother, he now offers Eileen the possibility of escape.
Billy Roche's play Poor Beast in the Rain was first staged at the Bush Theatre, London, in November 1989.
'The full flavour of small-town Irish life, with all its bitter-sweet comedy, its grudging compassion and its lethal inertia'Time Out
Cast: 2f 4m
Staging:Single interior set (betting shop)
Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)
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