Friday, 25th May 2018
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A stage adaptation of Waterford playwright Sue Healy’s popular radio play COW is showing for one performance at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden, 9.45 p.m. on Easter Saturday April 15th, as part of the PubTheatreFestival. Come along if you’re in London for the weekend!

When a mysterious and beautiful Hungarian woman arrives in Glenmore to work as a mushroom picker, the Clearys' strained, childless marriage comes under further threat…

An entertaining light comedy that also mulls contemporary issues including immigration, perceptions of women and infertility – and there’s ongoing consternation about hurling, camogie and Irish weather! The play is directed by Catríona Clancy whose family hails from the Deise. COW also feature’s Waterford City’s own Michael Quinlan as Damien Cleary, Mooncoin’s Geraldine Crowley as Marie Cleary and Emma Lyndon-Stanford as Ági Kovács.

Sue Healy

This Waterford writer’s work has been supported and developed by the Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, Arts Council England, the Heinrich Boll Association and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and has garnered numerous accolades, most recently the 2017 Claremorris Fringe Award.

Her 2016 play Brazen Strap ran at the King’s Head Theatre 2016, funded by Arts Council England. Her work has also shown at the Hackney Attic and Etcetera Theatres in London.

Sue’s nine radio dramas have broadcast on BBC Radio 4, WLRfm, KCLR96fm.

A UEA Creative Writing MA alumna, Sue spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. Presently, she is London-based, researching a Ph.D. on the Royal Court Theatre. She is Deputy Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre.

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