Shining City
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854598196Publication Date:
7 Aug 2004
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780012827Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2004

Shining City

By Conor McPherson

Paperback £9.99£7.99

Ebook £9.99£7.99

A brilliant, haunting play from the multi-award-winning author of The Weir.

Ian has left the priesthood to become a therapist. John is one of his first clients. John's wife has been killed in a car accident, and he keeps receiving visits from her ghost. John, with Ian's help, starts to recover. But what begins as an unusual encounter becomes a desperate struggle between the living and the dead – a struggle which will shape and define both of them for the rest of their lives.

Conor McPherson's play Shining City was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2004.

Shining City is also available in the collection Conor McPherson Plays: Three.

Press Quotes

'The finest dramatist of his generation... McPherson is back in business, writing magnificently'

Daily Telegraph

'Quiet, haunting and absolutely glorious... Shining City is as close to perfection as contemporary playwriting gets'

New York Times

'Moving, compassionate, ingenious and absolutely gripping ... scenes that provoke great, generous gales of laughter, others that send a shiver of fear down the spine ... riveting'


'Compulsively gripping... McPherson brilliantly reconciles the mundane and the metaphysical'


'McPherson at his best, laying bare the soul in all its pathetic, flawed ordinariness'

Evening Standard

'Writing at its most riveting'

The Times

'At his best Conor McPherson is a writer who combines great character comedy with a real sense of pathos. And Shining City is Conor McPherson at his very best... Guilt, sex and therapy with a script from acting heaven'

Daily Mail
Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781854598196Publication Date:
7 Aug 2004
Size: 198mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781780012827Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Conor McPherson:

Conor McPherson Plays: Two
Uncle Vanya
The Seafarer
The Veil
The Good Thief
Rum and Vodka
The Dance of Death
St Nicholas
The Weir
Dublin Carol
Conor McPherson Plays: One
The Night Alive
The Nest
Conor McPherson Plays: Three
Port Authority
Come On Over
The Birds
Girl from the North Country
This Lime Tree Bower
Cold War

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