Poor Beast in the Rain
Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy
First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 1989

Poor Beast in the Rain

By Billy Roche
Published in volume The Wexford Trilogy

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.

Press Quotes

'The full flavour of small-town Irish life, with all its bitter-sweet comedy, its grudging compassion and its lethal inertia'

Time Out

Also by Billy Roche:

The Cavalcaders
On Such As We
The Wexford Trilogy
A Handful of Stars
The Cavalcaders and Amphibians
Lay Me Down Softly

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