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


Over the past twenty-five years Owen McCafferty’s plays have been performed worldwide and have won numerous awards. Previous work includes Titanic: Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912 (MAC, Belfast); The Absence of Women (Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and Tricycle Theatre, London); Days of Wine and Roses (Donmar Theatre, London); Closing Time (National Theatre, London); Shoot the Crow (Druid, Galway);…

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