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Dolly West’s Kitchen

Frank McGuinness

Dolly West’s Kitchen by Frank McGuinness sets the conflicts of Dolly West’s kitchen in Donegal against the backdrop of the Second World War.

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As the Second World War rages on in Europe, in Donegal there is another war closer to home. In Dolly West’s kitchen, her family has its own conflicts to face as their lives are transformed with the arrival of allied troops across the border in Derry. War changes everything – its tragedies, its survivals and the history of the West family will be changed forever as this compelling play by award-winning playwright Frank McGuinness shows.


Frank McGuinness was born in Buncrana, Co. Donegal, and now lives in Dublin and lectures in English at University College Dublin. His plays include: The Factory Girls (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1982), Baglady (Abbey, 1985), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Abbey, 1985; Hampstead Theatre, London, 1986), Innocence (Gate Theatre, Dublin, 1986), Carthaginians (Abbey, 1988; Hampstead, 1989), Mary…

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