Two plays from playwright Gary Mitchell, known for his powerful explorations of the conflicts troubling Northern Ireland.
Tearing the Loom is a searing portrait of a community divided against itself, set in a weaver’s cottage in County Armagh at the time of the 1798 Rebellion. It was first performed at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in 1998.
In a Little World of Our Own is a powerful illustration of how the conflict in Northern Ireland affects whole families, and of how the violence of the streets is brought into the heart of the home. It was first performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1997.
‘Utterly compelling piece of theatre’
— Irish Times on In a Little World of Our Own
‘That rarest of experiences: a viscerally and emotionally charged juggernaut which slams into the body leaving the head and heart reeling in its wake’
— Tribune on In a Little World of Our Own