SHORTLISTED for the EAMON KEANE AWARD
That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan, a production-without-décor, at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, May 7th, 14th & 19th, at 3p.m.
Arts Council England/National Lottery funded. Directed by Adina Levay (Young Vic Directors’ Programme). The cast of four includes Irish actors: Frank Laverty (All That Fall, Michael Collins, Angela’s Ashes), Paddy Glynn (A Skull in Connemara, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Cinéma Français) Madeleine Brolly (Una, Leaves on the Line) and Desmond Healy (Time and the Conways, Festen).
That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan is a darkly funny comedy-drama about regret, guilt, survival and moving on. Metaphorically, the play is a wry state-of-the-nation look at contemporary Ireland, and the scars left by the century long journey since the turbulent years of the Easter Rising and the War of Independence (1916-1922).