22/09/2007 - 09/10/2007
Molly Sweeney has been unable to see since she was a child. Her lack of sight has never lessened her sheer joy at everyday life. As a girl, her father taught her to recognise by touch every flower, shrub and tree in their walled garden to make her at ease with her world.
Following a critically-acclaimed run at the Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow in 2005, the National Theatre of Scotland presents Molly Sweeney in a nationwide tour this autumn.
Created by Brian Friel, one of Ireland’s foremost playwrights, Molly’s emotional journey is at the heart of one of our most thought-provoking modern dramas. When Molly marries the unemployed Frank, they embark on a relentless campaign to restore her sight. Packing an enormous dramatic and emotional punch, their journey results in them paying a wonderful, terrible price.
Imaginatively staged, Molly Sweeney brings audiences into a touchingly intimate relationship with the play’s unfolding events.
Cara Kelly reprises her award-winning performance (Best Female Performance, Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland) in the title role. Gregory Thompson (Best Direction, Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland), Artistic Director of Glasgow’s Tron Theatre, returns to direct.