A ‘startling and provocative’ play (Guardian) from the writer of Shining Souls, set during the Glasgow Rent Strike of 1915.
This radically revised version was published alongside the major revival by the National Theatre of Scotland in 2006. The original 1985 version of the play is published in the anthology Scot-Free.
The Quinn family live in a Glasgow tenement so poor the only floor covering is old newspapers. But Elizabeth Gordon Quinn is indomitable in the face of poverty and rising rents. Furthermore, she is harbouring a son who is wanted by the police for desertion.