The Unmanageable Sisters
Green Shield Stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It's Ballymun, it's 1974, and she has fifteen friends round for a stamp-sticking party.
Over one fateful night, fifteen determined women bring you into their lives in this funny and furious new version of Michel Tremblay's fêted Québécoise comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.
Deirdre Kinahan's The Unmanageable Sisters premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in March 2018.
'I rang the girls and Teresa and I went into Mrs Boyle and a few of the neighbours and they’re all coming round tonight to stick in the stamps! We’ll have a party. A stamp-stickin’ party. It’ll be a great craic!'
'Lays bare a heartlessness at the heart of the so called salt of the earth... extremely enjoyable'The Arts Review
'Exploding the myth that tight-knit, working-class communities are female sanctuaries, this play does for Dublin Corporation flats of the 1970s what John B Keane did for 1950s rural Ireland: exposing a greedy, judgmental cruelty at odds with misty-eyed nostalgia'The Times
'A rollicking free-for-all... One million Green Shield stamps. Fifteen delightful characters. 130 minutes of rib-tickling comedy... an absolute joy'Broadway World
1 Mar 2018Size: 198mm x 129mm
1 Mar 2018
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