Full Length, Serious Play
A sequel to Home Boy Home, The Away Game moves from Ireland to England and deals with the aftermath of a shocking family tragedy. Eithne, accompanied by her aunt visits her sister Grainne in her affluent home, where the rivalry and tension between the two sisters erupts dramatically. The reappearance of Charles, once the boy next door, does little to alleviate the volatile family atmosphere. An unexpected revelation threatens to tear the family apart.
Comedy combines with tragedy and a series of flashbacks to childhood days comment pertinently on present relationships. Excellent characterisations make this another telling piece of dramatic and provocative contemporary theatre.
Although written as a sequel, The Away Game can be performed as a stand alone piece.
Cast List: 3M, 3W, 1B, 1G