Why couldn’t ya a just lave her alone? The wan perfect thing in this house’.
In this latest installment of the monstrous hatreds of people who had ‘no summer in their lives’, people cursed in a world of distrust and lies, Marina Carr’s unique gift betrays the weaknesses of their needs and aspirations in the face of fate.
Though she punctuates the play with moments of hilarious invention, the tragedy of this tale is classical in scale. As another generation struggles to escape the cycle of depravity visited on one family and the rancid atmosphere of Raftery’s Hill, Marina Carr’s unflinching vision unmasks a world ‘so horrible ud has to be true’.