Captain Gault has decided that his family must leave Lahardane. They are after all Protestants living in the big house in rural Cork, and the country is in turmoil. It is 1921. But 8-year-old Lucy cant bear to leave the seashore, the old house, the woods - so she hatches a plan. It is then that the calamity happens.
When Michael Dillon is ordered by the IRA to park his car in the carpark of a Belfast hotel, he is faced with a moral choice which leaves him absolutely nowhere to turn. He knows that he is planting a bomb that would kill and maim dozens of people. But he also knows that if he doesnt, his wife will be killed.
A storm rages. Prospero and his daughter watch from their desert island as a ship carrying the royal family is wrecked. Miraculously, all on board survive. Plotting, mistaken identities, bewitching love and drunkenness follow as the travellers explore the strange place of spirits and monsters on which they have landed.
In 1948, when he is fifteen, Trond spends a summer in the country with his father. The events - the accidental death of a child, his best friends feelings of guilt and eventual disappearance, his fathers decision to leave the family for another woman - will change his life forever.
One of McDonaghs Connemara trilogy of plays. Two brothers living in their fathers house after his recent death, find it practically impossible to exist without violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics. Only Father Welsh, the young local priest, bids for reconciliation.
A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? But even as Romes richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous warnings that something is going wrong.