ISBN: 9781848421745
Author: By Mark O’Rowe
Publication Date: 24/03/2011
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 64pp.
Availability: Available


A blackly comic vision of Dublin infested with demons.

‘We go, see the slo-mo ebb and flow; the mill, the babble, the rabble of wobbling waywards, exiled and aimless, unlike us as, purposeful and double-file, like kids on a dare, we head who the fuck knows where?’

Three people are ripped from their daily lives and catapulted into a fantastical world of singing serial killers, avenging angels and lovesick demons.

Hold tight as the ordinary turns extraordinary in Mark O’Rowe’s urban fantasy.

Terminus was first performed at the Abbey Theatre Peacock, Dublin, in June 2007. The production transferred to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2008 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it was awarded a Fringe First.

‘Hilarious, stunning, surprisingly touching and enormously satisfying… a fantastic piece of writing’
Irish Times

‘Dazzling… O’Rowe is expanding his language and dramatic form as far as they can go’

‘Gripping, grotesque and deliriously good… [Terminus] makes O’Rowe pretty much the most exciting contemporary Irish playwright’
Sunday Tribune

Edinburgh Fringe First Award

For a study guide from Sydney Theatre Company click here.

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