On Blueberry Hill

Sebastian Barry
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Sebastian Barry's new play explores our capacity to commit the deadliest of crimes but also our capacity for survival, reconciliation and love.

Now we've lived together in contentment, more or less, for nigh on twenty year. Like turtle doves. - In prison, I mean, for fuck's sake, the chances of that.

PJ and Christy: sworn enemies destined to share one small room for twenty years. As the two men recall the joys and torments of life outside - the childhood excursions, a deadly brawl, past loves and summer dresses - slowly they uncover the tragic events that have lead them to their cell in Montjoy.

A play that explores our capacity to commit the deadliest of crimes but also our capacity for survival, reconciliation and love - On Blueberry Hill by Sebastian Barry (twice winner of the Costa Book of the Year) premiered in a Fishamble production at the Pavilion Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival and at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in October 2017.

Author bio:

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His novels and plays have won the Costa Book of the Year award, the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year, the Independent Booksellers Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He also had two consecutive novels, A Long Long Way (2005) and the top ten bestseller The Secret Scripture (2008), shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. The Secret Scripture also won the 2008 Costa Book of the Year. His most recent novel Days Without End was longlisted for the 2017 Booker Prize.

He lives in Wicklow with his wife and three children.

Category: Plays & playscripts
ISBN: 9780571342921
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Plays
Pub Date: October 2017
Page Extent: 96
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Plays, playscripts