On Blueberry Hill description
On Blueberry Hill – Sebastian Barry's brilliant new work
Sebastian Barry is possibly Ireland’s greatest writer and playwright. He's the Laureate of Irish Fiction as well as a multi-award winner of a novel writer. He has won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, the Costa Book of the Year award, the Irish Book Awards Best Novel and many more. He writes wonderful books, including the dazzling novels A Long Long Way and The Secret Scripture, both shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. He has also won the Independent Booksellers Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
The director of this amazing new play is Jim Culleton, who just happens to be the theatre production company Fishamble's brilliant Artistic Director as well as an Oliver award winner in his own right, for his work on Pat Kinevane's Silent at the Soho theatre.
Welcome to an award winner of a play, On Blueberry Hill. It's on at London’s Trafalgar Studios for a limited run of just eight weeks, following sell-out runs in New York and Dublin. Better still, the same actors who made the New York and Dublin runs so special are reprising their fabulous roles in London. Great news! You're going to love seeing Niall Buggy and David Ganly bringing the characters to dazzling life.
On Blueberry Hill comes from Fishamble, the respected Olivier Award-winning Irish Theatre Company. So what can you expect from this classic-in-the-making? It's a wonderful two-hander that explores the tricky, fascinating themes of murder, forgiveness, survival and love, and delves deep into human heart... which can itself be a prison.
PJ is played by David Ganly and Christy by Niall Buggy. The two imprisoned men are friends but they're also lifetime rivals. When they're locked up and forced to spend their lives together in a small cell, they reminisce about freedom's extraordinary highs and lows, gradually uncovering the fascinating story of how they ended up there.
Niall Buggy is an Olivier Award-winning Irish actor who has impressed millions thanks to his remarkable work on TV, on stage and on film. His role in Brian Friel’s Uncle Vanya was extraordinarily good, as was his Olivier award winning role in Dead Funny. David Ganly is just as impressive, a West End regular whose role in Connor McPherson’s Girl From the North Country made waves. He also helped make Chicago, Shakespeare in Love, The Wizard of Oz and Translations special.
If you'd love to see a classy play that's already on its way to becoming an actual classic, don't miss it!
Playing at Trafalgar Studios (One)
4.7/5 based on 10 reviews
- Playing at:
Harold Pinter Theatre
- Booking from: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Saturday, 2 May 2020
- Running time:
2 hours 15 minutes