The Night Alive
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848423367Publication Date:
13 Jun 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780012339Publication Date:
12 Sep 2013
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Donmar Warehouse, London, 2013

The Night Alive

By Conor McPherson

Paperback £10.99£8.79

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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'

'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'


'Vintage McPherson'

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781848423367Publication Date:
13 Jun 2013
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781780012339Publication Date:
12 Sep 2013
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Conor McPherson:

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

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