A poignant, dark comedy by Mick Donnellan, Sunday Morning Coming Down is a rural play set in the playwright's home town of Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. It centres around the McGuire family and their often comic attempts to perform as a functional family in a house dominated by alcohol, religion and social pressures: the two brothers, teacher John and slaughterhouse worker Chris; father and gravedigger Joe, in a rocky marriage with Theresa. And then ex-girlfriend Sharon arrives on the scene to throw John's future plans into turmoil.
Presenting us with razor-sharp wit and a tight character-driven story, the play is "a rollercoaster of comedy, tragedy, and the hilarity often associated with the darker side of a small Irish town".
After completing an MA in Writing at NUIG, writer and director Mick Donnellan worked with Druid Theatre under the New Writers Programme and more recently as a Screenwriter with RTÉ.
The play features actors PJ Moore, Sean O'Maille, Theresa Leahy, Cathal Leonard, Niamh Shiggins and Conor Geoghan. Sunday Morning Coming Down was staged as a sell-out public reading Druid Theatre company in 2009. Here's the chance to see the play in its full glory.
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