On Thursday night I had the pleasure of seeing Here Comes the Night – a new play from Northern Irish writer Rosemary Jenkinson.
Born in Belfast in 1967, Rosemary has written plays including The Bonefire, Planet Belfast and Love and Money and her latest collection of short stories Aphrodite’s Kiss was published last week.
Her new play is a fascinating study on identity and commemoration and I reviewed it for entertainment website No More Workhorse.
Here Comes The Night – Lyric Theatre – Review by Cathy Brown
The new play by Rosemary Jenkinson
Directed by Jimmy Fay
Until May 14
Rosemary Jenkinson’s incisive and highly enjoyable new play Here Comes the Night is set in one house in East Belfast and reflects on the similarities and differences in Belfast in 1966 at the start of the Troubles and the city again fifty years later in 2016.
In the first half, it is 1966. Vincent and Mary Gallagher live in East Belfast. Mary (Kerri Quinn) is about to give birth to their first baby and wishes Vincent (Michael Condron) would get a job. Work shy Vincent would prefer to focus on his writing but the republican tone of his work, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, is becoming noticed in the local Protestant community. Mary’s sister Jenny (Susan Davey) lives with the…
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