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The Walls

The Walls
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
Author: Colin Teevan
Publisher: Oberon Modern Plays
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 72
Pub. Date: 2000
ISBN-10: 1840021535
ISBN-13: 9781840021530

About the Play:

The Walls is a full-length drama by Colin Teevan. The Walls examines the gradual disintegration of a house, a family and their favourite song.

The Walls is set in the home of Stella and Theo Walls, a middle class Dublin family. It is the night before Christmas and Mr. and Mrs. Walls are preparing for the arrival of their exiled son, Joseph, and his new English bride, Mary, from London. But all is not as it seems for Mrs. Walls' happy family. She's afraid she's been watched, whilst all around there's distressing talk of hobby horses, prawn wontons and underpants.

The Walls premiered in 2001 at the Cottesloe Theatre as part of the Royal National Theatre's Springboards season.

Cast: 2 women, 6 men

What people say:

"George Bernard Shaw wrote: 'I have not yet found real homes except in very stupid families to whom a house is a world.' The tragedy was when, as in his own family – or Stella's in The Walls - intelligent people attempt to make a house their world. Shaw turned his own childhood tragedy into comedy but the comedy retained – as does Colin Teevan's – sharp pathos of emotions and ambitions thwarted and lonely lives unfulfilled." — Clare Boylan, Irish author, journalist and critic

About the Playwright:

Colin Teevan is a celebrated Irish playwright, writer for screen, translator and academic. He was born in Dublin, and was a founder member and Artistic Director of Galloglass Theatre Company. He is now based in England, where he is Professor of Playwriting and Screenwriting at Birkbeck, University of London. His work has been produced by many leading theatres including the National, the Young Vic, the Soho Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland.