Tea and Sex and Shakespeare


Thomas Kilroy







Tea and Sex and Shakespeare is a surreal, fiercely-paced comedy of near despair about the peculiar loneliness of the writer whose imagination has turned upon him.

Instead of serving his work, it starts to produce creatures out of the woodwork and nightmares out of Shakespeare. A playwright, he suddenly finds himself in a play, a fantastic farce where the borderline between what is real and what is imagined dissolves, walls open up, and an old wardrobe becomes a magical box.

Seamus Kelly, drama critic of The Irish Times, wrote on its first production in 1976: ‘Any dramatist today who can give us the human predicament loaded as richly in bellylaughs as Kilroy deserves a golden cap and bells.’

Year Published: 1998
Details: 80pp
ISBN PBK: 978 1 85235 224 0
ISBN HBK: 978 1 85235 225 7

The Gallery Press