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Two Sore Legs
May 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Two Sore Legs by Brenda Murphy. Green Shoot Productions, Belfast
Starring Maria Connolly, directed by Martin Lynch.
Presented in Partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the British Council and sponsored by Pelham Funeral.
Set in 1950s and 60s Belfast, Two Sore Legs tells the true story of playwright Brenda Murphy’s mother Bridget, a young holiday camp Redcoat from West Belfast who had six children by a married man. The play explores the scandal, pain, joy, and fallout from this extraordinary arrangement and what it meant for Murphy, her siblings and of course her mother. From the rowdy and fractious relationship between Bridget and her own father to the comical visits of the local parish priest wanting to take her young children from her, this play exudes the most explicit of family emotions and experiences.
Described by BBC as a ‘tour de force’, Connolly gives an outstanding one-woman performance in this witty comedy with an intriguing, almost unbelievable storyline for a show that drew a raft of four-star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival.
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