The second collection of plays from the multi-award winning author.
Included in this volume is Conor McPherson’s The Weir, one of the most successful plays of recent years. In a bar in a remote part of Ireland, the local lads are swapping spooky stories to impress a young woman from Dublin newly moved into the area… ‘A spellbinder that transfixes you… No praise in fact is too high’ Guardian
Dublin Carol is set on Christmas Eve, when a Dublin undertaker is visited by his estranged daughter urging him to face up to the past. ‘McPherson writes like a dream…. The play works an ingenious spell’ Daily Mail
Port Authority tells of three interwoven lives: a boy leaves home for the first time; a man starts a job for which he is unqualified; a pensioner is sent a mysterious package… ‘Overwhelmingly poignant… desolate, searing eloquence’ Evening Standard
And in Come on Over, published here for the first time, a Jesuit priest, sent to investigate a ‘miracle’ in his home town, re-encounters the woman who loved him thirty years before. ‘Piercingly evocative, powerfully exploring the tension between human and divine love’ Daily Telegraph
The volume also contains an Afterword by the author.
‘Already heir to the great Irish tradition of absorbing tale-telling’
‘The finest dramatist of his generation’