Meet Rose Maloney. Her dad Danny went to Vietnam. Her grandfather Brian is ex-IRA. Today is their collective birthday. From this intimate reunion, The Seed opens itself up over and over again until a silent family battle becomes a national story about finding new life amongst the rubble of old wars. This play has a very special kind of honesty and humour to it which sorts the great lies we buy into from the reality we live through.
A compelling, tightly woven and thrilling exploration of a very real family and the repercussions of war.
For a study guide from Belvoir Theatre click here.
To listen to Kate Mulvany talk about the play in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.
To listen to Eamon Flack (the director of the first production) read his foreword to the play, also in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.