The Mint presents a new staging of Micheál mac Liammóir's 1948 Irish drama, which tells the story of Bairbre’s return home to Ireland, after a dozen hard years in London working the streets. More…
Three days ago, she married Tom, who knows nothing of her past. Together they hope to settle with Tom’s father on his farm, and live a simple life far from the temptations and torments of the sinful city. But soon they will learn that it’s not easy for anyone to escape their past, even among the rocks and ruins of the mountainside.
See it if This is a well written and acted play which holds your interest throughout. It can make you think about how much we have changed as a societ
Don't see it if Don’t see it if slight Irish accents are difficult to understand. It’s a long story but well told.
See it if You are looking for an entertaining straightforward traditional play. The characters were well developed and the acting&staging was great
Don't see it if You are looking for something more profound and avant-garde, or if you just want light entertainment- it gets pretty dark. No children!
See it if you like period pieces from the early to mid 20th century, dramas with political undertones and moral dilemmas.
Don't see it if you are put off by Irish accents and can't be bothered to study the glossary provided in the program.
See it if You like dark themed plays that are relevant due to today's divide between urban and rural parts of the world.
Don't see it if You are not patient with accents as the actors are sometimes hard to understand due both dialect and accent.
See it if you would enjoy an Irish version of a Greek tragedy set on a 20th century, rural, Irish farm.
Don't see it if you‘re looking for a contemporary or light-hearted play or a musical, have trouble with Irish accents.
See it if you love good acting, direction, & understandable Irish dialect! Outcome is predictable but you still want to find out what happened and why
Don't see it if you have difficulty with dialects, don't like backwoods stories, don't appreciate real life happenings.
See it if Absorbing play about secret pasts threatening to destroy a just-married couple's happiness. Fine acting, especially by lead Brenda Meaney.
Don't see it if you need physical motion/action on stage.
See it if acting's good when it's not burdened by actors trying to do the accents properly. girl playing Bridin is excellent. Great set!
Don't see it if I like the twist, but the rest of it's pretty formulaic. Nice production, though.
See it if An intense, intelligent, well written and riveting drama. The ideas are rather blatant, lacking the subtlety of truly great Irish plays.
Don't see it if Some of the Irish brogue and accent is hard to decipher and understand, but all the action is very clear.
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