The Night Alive

Cast: 1f 4m

Staging: Single built set (bedsit in a larger house)

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848423367Publication Date:
13 Jun 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780012339Publication Date:
12 Sep 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Donmar Warehouse, London, 2013

The Night Alive

By Conor McPherson

Paperback £9.99£7.99

EPUB £9.99£7.99

  • Best New Play - New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards

An inimitably warm and stylish play that deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.

Tommy's not a bad man, he's getting by. Renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurice's house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm's length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how.

Their past won't let go easily. But together there's a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.

The Night Alive premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in June 2013, before transferring to the Atlantic Theater in New York. It was named Best New Play at the New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards 2014.

Press Quotes

'Extraordinary... [McPherson] has a singular gift for making the ordinary glow with an extra dimension'

New York Times

'Superb, vivid and violent... a brilliantly fused improvisation on Harold Pinter and David Mamet'

Whatsonstage.com

'Packed with both humour and a persistent edge of menace... a very moving experience'

Exeunt Magazine

'A beautiful meditation on dependence and redemption'

The Stage

'Plenty of wit and humour... an evening of rich enjoyment'

Guardian

'Vintage McPherson'

Telegraph

Cast: 1f 4m

Staging:Single built set (bedsit in a larger house)

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848423367Publication Date:
13 Jun 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780012339Publication Date:
12 Sep 2013
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Conor McPherson:

The Weir
The Birds (stage version)
Girl from the North Country
Come On Over
The Seafarer
Port Authority
The Nest
The Good Thief
St Nicholas
Dublin Carol
The Veil
Conor McPherson Plays: Two
Shining City
Conor McPherson Plays: Three
The Dance of Death
Conor McPherson Plays: One
Rum and Vodka
This Lime Tree Bower

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