Prime Cut’s vibrant production of Marina Carr’s powerful and darkly comic Woman and Scarecrow will take in the Linenhall Arts Centre on Monday March 23 as part of a whirlwind national tour that has been taking critics by storm. Linenhall director Marie Farrell says: “We are delighted to host such a prestigious production of this wonderful play. It will be a great opportunity for people to see the very best of Irish theatre here in Castlebar.”
Marina Carr has firmly established herself as one of Ireland’s foremost contemporary playwrights, with a string of award-winning plays including By the Bog of Cats, Portia Coughlan, and The Mai. This new production of her 2006 play Woman and Scarecrow received a glowing endorsement recently in The Irish Times. Reviewer Jane Coyle wrote, “Prime Cut’s production of Marina Carr’s intense play is directed with careful, reverential rigour by Emma Jordan... Gina Moxley and Kathy Kiera Clarke make a powerful pairing as Woman and Scarecrow respectively. Moxley’s highly articulate Woman, the recipient of some of Carr’s most savagely beautiful lines, is particularly powerful, drifting between truth and illusion. In counterpoint, Clarke is a stealthy, feline presence, a bewitching, otherworldly creature, capable of both seduction and menace. A well-acted, beautifully designed and lit piece of work, to which every individual will experience a different personal response.”
Boasting a top cast of Gina Moxley, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Frank O’Sullivan, and Helena Bereen, Woman and Scarecrow is the latest production by the dynamic Belfast-based Prime Cut Productions, one of Ireland’s leading independent theatre companies which, since 1992, has been producing and touring a string of exciting theatrical successes throughout the island of Ireland. With this latest production of what The Sunday Tribune has described as “perhaps the most interesting new Irish play of the past few years”, this certainly is the perfect opportunity to experience the very best of Irish theatre on your doorstep. Woman and Scarecrow is at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar on Monday March 23 at 8pm.