Owen McCafferty

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we’re still ourselves when we lie

Joan and Tom have been married for nearly thirty years. Tara lies alone while Peter works nights. How far will people go to hear their heart beat again? What does it mean to be unfaithful to those you love?

A stark and searing glimpse into two tangled relationships, the unspoken desires, the piercing regrets, and the postponed conversations.

Owen McCafferty’s Unfaithful premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2014.

Critic Reviews

McCafferty excels with tight plotting and pithy, painful dialogue.

The Times
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McCafferty writes with empathy and a wry humour that makes for an absorbing - if painful - hour.

Financial Times
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Owen McCafferty is a sly observer of the human heart.

Critic Reviews

One of the stand-outs of this year's Traverse programme.

What's on Stage

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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