The Unmanageable Sisters


ISBN: 9781848427440
Author: By Michel Tremblay Adapted by Deirdre Kinahan
Publication Date: 1/03/2018
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 88pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK2378 Categories: , , , Tag:

Green Shield Stamps, a million of them, and Ger Lawless has won them all. It’s Ballymun, it’s 1974, and she has fifteen friends round for a stamp-sticking party.

Over one fateful night, fifteen determined women bring you into their lives in this funny and furious new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Québécoise comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.

Deirdre Kinahan’s The Unmanageable Sisters premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in March 2018.

Deirdre Kinahan’s other plays include Wild Sky, Spinning, Halcyon Days, BOGBOY and Moment.

‘Lays bare a heartlessness at the heart of the so called salt of the earth… extremely enjoyable’
The Arts Review

‘Exploding the myth that tight-knit, working-class communities are female sanctuaries, this play does for Dublin Corporation flats of the 1970s what John B Keane did for 1950s rural Ireland: exposing a greedy, judgmental cruelty at odds with misty-eyed nostalgia’
The Times

‘A rollicking free-for-all… One million Green Shield stamps. Fifteen delightful characters. 130 minutes of rib-tickling comedy… an absolute joy’
Broadway World

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