Brian Friel’s Lovers: Winners and Losers (published by The Gallery Press) is currently on at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast and runs until 10th June.
Brian Friel’s bittersweet meditation on love and loss, told in two parts: Winners and Losers.
In Winners we meet Joe and Mag, a young couple with their lives ahead of them, a secret between them, and a shadow over them. In Losers, Andy and Hanna cope with the unromantic reality of domestic life after the spark has gone out. Shot through with humour and pathos, Friel’s play has as much to say about Ireland’s shifting social attitudes as it does about love.