Take Me Away

Cast: 4m

Staging: Flexible set

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854597977Publication Date:
15 Apr 2004
Size: 196mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Rough Magic at Project Arts Centre Dublin, 2004

Take Me Away

By Gerald Murphy

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  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2004
  • Stewart Parker Award - 2005

A dark but very funny comedy about the collapse of a family of feckless chancers and no-hopers.

Eddie and his three sons work nights. It could be said that they're a pretty dysfunctional family, but they don't care because they don't like each other very much. And when Eddie arranges for them all to pay a visit to their mother, the whole family starts to disintegrate in spectacular fashion.

Gerald Murphy's play Take Me Away was first staged by Rough Magic at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in February 2004, transferring to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, during the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award. It also won the 2005 Stewart Parker Award.

Press Quotes

'Hugely entertaining and utterly convincing – when writing is as good as Take Me Away you're swept along'

The Irish Examiner

'Excellent'

Guardian

'A cracker, at once wildly funny and desperately bleak'

Daily Telegraph

'Ferociously funny – go and see it, and laugh till it hurts'

The Times

Cast: 4m

Staging:Flexible set

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854597977Publication Date:
15 Apr 2004
Size: 196mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
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