13 May 2015
This Lime Tree Bower
- Winner of the Meyer-Whitworth Award
A poignant and gripping tale told through three interlinking monologues from the multi-award-winning author of The Weir.
Three young men from a small seaside town near Dublin tell us in overlapping monologues of their inextricably linked lives and the eventful week which was to change things for good...
Conor McPherson's play This Lime Tree Bower was first performed as an Íomhá Ildánach/Fly by Night co-production at the Crypt Arts Centre, Dublin, in September 1995. It was subsequently performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in July 1996.
The play won a Thames TV Award, a Guinness/National Theatre Ingenuity Award and the 1997 Meyer-Whitworth Award.
Conor McPherson adapted and directed a feature film version under the title Saltwater. Released in 2000, it starred Peter McDonald, Brian Cox, Brendan Gleeson and Conor Mullen.
This Lime Tree Bower is also available in the collection Conor McPherson Plays: One.
'People always blame something, don't they?'
'A touching, marvellously entertaining play which tells a gripping tale with assured panache. This is a piece of real richness'Daily Telegraph
13 May 2015
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