Out of Joint, in a co-production with the Royal National Theatre, present
Our Lady of Sligo
by Sebastian Barry 1998
Our Lady of Sligo tells the compelling story of Mai O’Hara and her flamboyant but destructive relationship with husband Jack, daughter Joanie and the lost country of her childhood. Fuelled by alcohol, passion and despair, it’s the story of a certain class in Ireland that expected more than it got from independence and self-rule.
Sebastian Barry’s second play for Out of Joint shows the same humanity and fierce command of language characteristic of this extraordinary writer. The production was widely praised and Sinéad Cusack’s outstanding performance won her four Best Actress awards as well as an Olivier nomination. In 2000 this production was revived for an extended run at the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York.
‘A tour de force that stops the heart… Sinéad Cusack is quite superb’
‘Barry is a first-rate theatrical poet: every phrase is brushed with eloquence’
‘A work of high art’
‘The poignancy of the play, and the tragic wit of Barry’s best writing, cohere into a large and moving image’
CAST & CREATIVES
Cast: Catherine Cusack, Sinead Cusack, Andrea Irvine, Nigel Terry, Harry Towb, June Watson, Bianca Iaciofano / Kitty Stafford-Clark.
Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Julian McGowan
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town
Sound Designer: Paul Arditti
Music: Corin Buckeridge
15 – 24 August 2002
Town Hall Theatre, Galway
27 – 31 August 2002
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
2 – 7 September 2002
Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo
10 – 14 September 2002
Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick