Cow – the movie

I’ve finally uploaded my debut radio play, ‘Cow’ to YouTube. I’d love you to have a listen…

Storyline: Agi Kovacs, a beautiful Hungarian woman, arrives on Clearys’ farm, Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, to work as a mushroom picker. The Clearys’ already strained, childless marriage appears under further threat by her presence, however an unlikely friendship develops between Marie Cleary and Agi, leading both women to a new world view.

I wrote and produced the play which was directed by Jim Nolan and featured Michael Power (Game of Thrones), Madeleine Brolly and Geraldine Crowley,

‘Cow’ was made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) for broadcast on KCLR 96fm in April 2013.

Advertisements

About suehealy

Multi award winning Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s work has been supported and developed by the Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, the Heinrich Boll Association and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her 2016 play ‘Brazen Strap’ ran at the King’s Head Theatre, 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, she spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. Presently, she is London-based, researching a PhD on the Royal Court Theatre. Sue is Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre. View all posts by suehealy

15 responses to “Cow – the movie

  • claudiajustsaying

    Love, love this story. Continued success. . . just saying

  • jpbohannon

    Oh, how wonderful! I missed it on Easter Monday, so am glad to finally hear. I begin teaching a course in Irish Lit at end of January. Would you mind if I included it in our “readings”? (I’m in the States.)

  • loz

    Sue, thank you for this. I’m at work just re-sizing images listening to Cow, and when Aggie is talking to the cow, I just had this moment of sadness but Happy too. This was just so good. I need to work more on writing meaningful and human interactions and this gave me more motivation to write.

  • hilarycustancegreen

    I listened to this in two halves (which is not ideal). I love the Irish voices and the setting. It was heartwarming to have a story about decent people making a decent fist of what life throws at them. I am a little tired of the dark and grisly characterisations of so much recent literature, but – just to be really picky – perhaps the story could have been a little less nice?

  • Tim Prasil

    Hi Sue,

    I’m just thinking through my keyboard here. Would it be helpful to offer Cow as a downloadable .mp3? (Soundcloud is one of many possible ways to do so for free.) Or is it already available in such a format?

    I ask because I really like to listen to audio drama on my iPod, and offering your play this way could be one more step toward world domina–uhm, to get your work more widely appreciated.

  • Sunflower

    What a wonderful story. LOVED listening to this just now, drinking coffee while propped up in bed under the covers on this lazy Sunday morning. Thanks for the adventure!

  • jpbohannon

    Hi Sue, First a belated St Patrick’s Day greeting to you. I loved the conclusion of “genius.” I wrote earlier saying I was teaching a course in Modern Irish Lit to 18-year old boys in America and would be using “Cow” as one of their “Texts.” We listened today and yesterday (which being the 25th and 26th of March were the actual days of the action.)
    Anyway, their assignment for tonight is “If they could ask the playwright any question about the play, what would it be?” If I get some interesting questions, could I forward them to you?

    Thanks,
    John
    johnbohannon@dublin.com

  • slightly irregular me

    Lovely story. Very moving. Thoroughly enjoyed listening.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: