Lay Me Down Softly


ISBN: 9781848420304
Author: By Billy Roche
Publication Date: 13/11/2008
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available

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A heartfelt slice of life in small-town Ireland, brimming with passions and all-too-human foibles, from the author of the well-loved Wexford Trilogy.

Set in rural Ireland of the early 1960s, Lay Me Down Softly introduces the colourful if seedy burlesque that is Delaney’s Travelling Roadshow – and in particular its boxing hall, where prizefighter Dean takes on all comers on a nightly basis. That is, until a challenge from a professional fighter upsets the apple-cart…

Billy Roche’s play Lay Me Down Softly was first performed at the Abbey Theatre Peacock, Dublin, in 2008.

‘Wry, humane, questing, elegiac… unmissable’
The Times

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