A Bag On Ballyfinch Place

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AD20140128

By Deirdre Kinahan

Michelle Fairley stars as Maeve in Deirdre Kinahan's powerful Radio 4 debut.

Maeve returns from work to find her Dublin street transformed into a crime scene. The body of a young woman has been found outside her house. The newspapers contain conflicting reports about the victim's identity and Maeve starts asking her own questions. Her enquiries lead to a confrontation with her own painful loss.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

Deirdre Kinahan is a Dublin-based playwright and theatre producer. Deirdre wrote her first play in 1999 when a group of women at Ruhama Women's Project asked her to write a play about their lives as prostitutes. Bé Carna was widely regarded as a powerful debut. Most recently, Deirdre's play Moment played at The Bush to critical acclaim and sell-out audiences. Her play Bogboy opened in New York in September 2011. In 2013, her play These Halcyon Days picked up a Fringe First. This is her first drama for Radio 4.

Critical praise for Deirdre's play Moment:

'What gripped me about this one was Kinahan's assured handling of dramatic form... what matters is Kinahan's ability to show how the present is contaminated by the past, and how drama, like any other art form, depends on a rigorous command of structure.' **** Michael Billington, The Guardian

'The stuff of Greek tragedy, but delivered along with quiche, coleslaw and cups of tea.' **** Sarah Hemming, The Financial Times.

AD20140128

By Deirdre Kinahan

Michelle Fairley stars as Maeve in Deirdre Kinahan's powerful Radio 4 debut.

Maeve returns from work to find her Dublin street transformed into a crime scene. The body of a young woman has been found outside her house. The newspapers contain conflicting reports about the victim's identity and Maeve starts asking her own questions. Her enquiries lead to a confrontation with her own painful loss.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko

Deirdre Kinahan is a Dublin-based playwright and theatre producer. Deirdre wrote her first play in 1999 when a group of women at Ruhama Women's Project asked her to write a play about their lives as prostitutes. Bé Carna was widely regarded as a powerful debut. Most recently, Deirdre's play Moment played at The Bush to critical acclaim and sell-out audiences. Her play Bogboy opened in New York in September 2011. In 2013, her play These Halcyon Days picked up a Fringe First. This is her first drama for Radio 4.

Critical praise for Deirdre's play Moment:

'What gripped me about this one was Kinahan's assured handling of dramatic form... what matters is Kinahan's ability to show how the present is contaminated by the past, and how drama, like any other art form, depends on a rigorous command of structure.' **** Michael Billington, The Guardian

'The stuff of Greek tragedy, but delivered along with quiche, coleslaw and cups of tea.' **** Sarah Hemming, The Financial Times.