A dark but very funny comedy about the collapse of a family of feckless chancers and no-hopers.
Eddie and his three sons work nights. It could be said that they’re a pretty dysfunctional family, but they don’t care because they don’t like each other very much. And when Eddie arranges for them all to pay a visit to their mother, the whole family starts to disintegrate in spectacular fashion.
Gerald Murphy’s play Take Me Away was first staged by Rough Magic at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in February 2004, transferring to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, during the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award. It also won the 2005 Stewart Parker Award.
‘Hugely entertaining and utterly convincing – when writing is as good as Take Me Away you’re swept along’
— The Irish Examiner
‘A cracker, at once wildly funny and desperately bleak’
— Daily Telegraph
‘Ferociously funny – go and see it, and laugh till it hurts’
— The Times
Edinburgh Fringe First Award
Stewart Parker Award