Loyal Women

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Nick Hern Books, 2003 - Drama - 104 pages

A gripping and explosive drama from the multi-award winning playwright.

Brenda is under siege in her Belfast home. Daughter Jenny's baby is crying upstairs, her mother-in-law is sleeping in the front room and her husband is back after years in prison. And now the women of the Ulster Defence Association want her to demonstrate her loyalty to the cause...

Gary Mitchell's play Loyal Women was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2003.

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About the author (2003)

Gary Mitchell is a British playwright based in Northern Ireland. His plays, many of them political thrillers about contemporary life in Belfast, have been widely performed, and he has been called 'Northern Ireland's greatest playwright' ( Guardian ).His stage plays include In a Little World of Our Own (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 1997), As the Beast Sleeps (Abbey Theatre, 1998), Tearing the Loom (Lyric Belfast, 1998), Trust (Royal Court Upstairs, London, 1999), The Force of Change (Royal Court, 2000, winner of the George Devine Award and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright), and Loyal Women (Royal Court, 2003).

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