Tricycle Theatre – Lay Me Down Softly

Image from Tricycle Theatre's play - Let Me Down SoftlyLay Me Down Softly

By Billy Roche

Presented by Wexford Arts Centre in association with Mosshouse

Roll-up, roll-up, and enter the shady world of Delaney’s Travelling Roadshow…

Step inside the boxing ring… smell it, sense it, feel it. And somewhere between the fights and the fortune tellers, the bookies and the bloodshed, rub shoulders with its wayward wards.

Set in rural Ireland in the early 60s, Lay Me Down Softly takes us inside the darkly comic and colourful world of the old travelling carnival. When young runaway Emer arrives in search of her long lost father, and a challenge from a professional boxer is thrown into the ring, everything in this run-down sideshow is set to change forever.

Inhabiting a forgotten world that is nonetheless brimming with all too-familiar passions and human foibles, Lay Me Down Softly is a slice of vintage Roche. It follows his acclaimed productions The Wexford Trilogy and The Cavalcaders and other much-loved tales of small-town Ireland.

From: July 11 2011 to August 6 2011

For further information or taking along school children please contact Anna Myers: 0207 372 6611

 

http://www.tricycle.co.uk/current-programme-pages/theatre/theatre-programme-main/lay-me-down-softly/

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