JP Miller’s 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses, adapted brilliantly for the stage by Owen McCafferty.
Donal and Mona leave Belfast for a new start in 60s London. Strangers in an unfamiliar city, they fall in love with life, each other and the drink. A whirlwind of discovery starts to spiral out of control as the young alcoholic drags his wife with him into the swamp of addiction – from which only one of them can escape.
Owen McCafferty’s Days of Wine and Roses is a free adaptation of JP Miller’s screenplay of the same name for a 1962 film directed by Blake Edwards.
The play was first performed at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in February 2005.
‘Unmissable… the best new play of the season’
— Daily Express
‘Owen McCafferty’s version of Days of Wine and Roses is a slow burn. It unfolds patiently, relentlessly; the damage it shows goes deep’