Cast Announced!

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Box office here

My Rehearsals’ Week One vlog thoughts here

My play That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan,  at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, May 7th, 14th & 19th, at 3p.m. 
Arts Council England/National Lottery are funding this production-without-décor and I feel very lucky to have attracted some stellar talent to the show.
That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan will be directed by Adina Levay (Young Vic Directors’ Programme). The cast of four includes high profile Irish actors: Frank Laverty (All That Fall, Michael Collins, Angela’s Ashes), Paddy Glynn (A Skull in Connemara, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Cinéma Français) Madeleine Brolly (Una, Leaves on the Line) and Desmond Healy (Time and the Conways, Festen).

Set on the fictional Irish island of Trafadden, Co. Waterford, That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan centres on Treas, a 77-year-old retired headmistress who has been “good” all her life. Nearing the end of her mortal coil, she now determines to absorb her wanton sister Moll’s spirit and explore sex and drugs. For the former she hires a troubled rent boy from Dublin, Ronaldo. The terrain becomes further complicated when the district nurse, Fintan, pays an unexpected visit.

That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan is a darkly funny comedy-drama about regret, guilt, survival and moving on. Metaphorically, the play is a wry state-of-the-nation look at contemporary Ireland, and the scars left by the century long journey since the turbulent years of the Easter Rising and the War of Independence (1916-1922). 

 

See you there!

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About suehealy

Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s work has been supported and developed by Arts Council England, Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, the Heinrich Boll Association and Waterford Corporation/Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her short play ‘The Dog in the Tree House‘ won the 2017 Claremorris Fringe Award. In 2016, her debut stage production, ‘Brazen Strap’ showed at the King’s Head Theatre. She was a finalist for the 2016 Eamon Keane Playwriting Prize, the 2016 Nick Darke Award and the 2016 Old Vic 12. In 2017, her work shows at the Hackney Attic (January) and the Etcetra Theatre (April). Sue’s nine radio dramas have broadcast on BBC Radio 4,WLRfm, KCLR96fm. She has also won the Sussex Playwrights’ Award, presented in the Festival of Contemporary European Drama and has had staged readings of her work in London, Norwich, Brighton and Cornwall. A UEA Creative Writing MA alumna, Sue’s prose won seven national prizes: the Molly Keane Memorial Award, BBC Opening Lines, Escalator Prize and HiSSAC Award. 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 Deputy Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre. View all posts by suehealy

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