Owen McCafferty: Plays 1

Owen McCafferty
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Owen McCafferty’s first collection brings together one short- and four full-length plays set in the author’s home city of Belfast.

Shoot The Crow
‘Tragicomedy of character and circumstance that makes McCafferty look like a ribald Northern Irish Chekov.’ Guardian.

Scenes From The Big Picture
‘An epic that attempts to put the whole of human life on stage – birth, death, love, sex, work, families – the whole damn thing… McCafferty offers us a wise and compassionate view of the human heart.’ Telegraph

Closing Time
‘The existence of a writer as good as McCafferty induces a perverse, paradoxical hope.’ Guardian

Mojo Mikibo
‘A razor sharp evocation of time and place.’ Irish Times


Born in 1961, Owen McCafferty lives with his wife, three children and granddaughter in Belfast. His work for the stage includes Shoot the Crow (Druid, Galway, 1997; Royal Exchange, Manchester, 2003), Mojo Mickybo (Kabosh, Belfast, 1998), Closing Time (National Theatre, London, 2002), Cold Comfort (Primecut Productions, Belfast, 2002), Scenes from the Big Picture (National Theatre, London, 2003), Days of Wine…

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