Love, sex, birth, death and salsa classes. Three generations of women. One extraordinary year.
Amber has fierce bad indigestion and the sambucas aren’t getting rid of it. Lorraine attacks a customer and her boss wants her to see a psychiatrist. Kay’s got an itch ‘down there’ that Gem can’t scratch. And if all that wasn’t bad enough, Little Gem makes his presence felt and – well – life is never the same again.
Elaine Murphy’s play Little Gem was first staged by Guna Nua and Civic Theatre, Tallaght, in 2008, then at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2009. It won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the BBC Northern Ireland Drama Award in Association with the Stewart Parker Trust, and the Fishamble Award for Best New Irish Writing.
‘Delightful… a play that, like its characters, gurgles and giggles with life even in the face of death’
‘A blazing authenticity’
— The Times
‘Made me laugh and cry with pleasure… It’s a blast’
— Time Out
BBC Northern Ireland Drama Award in Association with the Stewart Parker Trust
Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh’ Award
Fishamble Award for Best New Irish Writing