The Playhouse and Dear Conjunction presents The Clearing by Helen Edmundson Tuesday 12th November 2013 to Saturday 16th November 2013 8pm

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Directed by Patricia Kessler

‘The Clearing' is set during the years of the Irish transplantation and the era of Cromwell. All Irish and English settlers who had fought against the Commonwealth were to be dispossessed of their land and banished, on pain of execution, to inhospitable and famine-stricken Connaught.

Robert Preston, a young English Protestant has married Maddy O'Hart, a fiery Irish Catholic. They live happily on Robert's family home in Ireland, until Cromwell's laws threaten not only their happiness, but their lives.

The play is an emotional rollercoaster of Love, betrayal, power and class.

"Edmundson's writing is passionate, poetic, muscular... The result is gripping." Sunday Times   Bank of Ireland UK

Tickets: £14/ £10 (Preview night Tuesday 10th December- All tickets £10)

Performance Extras


ISL and BSL signed and audio described performance Thursday 14 November, 8pm

Captioned performance Friday 15 November, 8pm





Also showing...

More Lives Than One

Dear Conjunction and The Playhouse will also present a special one off performance of

‘More Lives Than One'
Oscar Wilde & the Black Douglas

Saturday 2nd November

At The Beech Hill Hotel

An intimate supper with Oscar Wilde, recounting the life and times of the infamous author, displaying both Wilde's genius and his arrogance, and giving examples such as Oscar's self awarded title of 'Professor of Aesthetics', Writer Les Clack gives Wilde lovers a show to remember!

Tickets: £25 (Includes supper)


" An enjoyable and revealing evening for any Oscar Wilde fan"
The British Theatre Guide



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