Portia Coughlan

By Marina Carr

Unicorn Theatre

Wed 27th - Sat 30th September | 7:30pm

On her thirtieth birthday, Portia Coughlan appears to have all she needs: a home in the Belmont Valley, a wealthy husband, three children, friends, family and admirers. However, she is a troubled soul. She can neither love her husband nor trust herself with looking after her children. She is tormented by the loss of her twin brother Gabriel who drowned in the Belmont River on their fifteenth birthday and whose voice she believes is calling to her.

Using flashback, the play spans Portia’s birthday and the days following as she and her dysfunctional family and friends are touched by the haunting memory of Gabriel and his influence on Portia. The play has a broad range of characters whose verbal sparring, at home, by the riverside and in the local pub, is both shocking and humorous. This dark Irish play, with its comic streak, ploughs the depths of emotion with lyrical and visual acuity.

Marina Carr is Ireland’s premier contemporary female playwright and has written many well-known plays such as On Raftery’s Hill, By The Bog of Cats and The Mai.

£10, £8 concessions (60+, Students, ADC members) - THIS PLAY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Group Bookings:
Groups of 10 and over
All tickets £8 (£8.55 when booked online - Just select the concession rate ticket and choose the number you require)

Please get in touch if there are any problems with your booking.
Email: tickets@unicornboxoffice.org.uk
Phone: 0845 4636638

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Wednesday 27th September - 7:30pm
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Thursday 28th September - 7:30pm
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Friday 29th September - 7:30pm
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Saturday 30th September - 7:30pm
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Also available from:
The Bookstore, The Abingdon Precinct (15 Bury St), Abingdon

For more information email: tickets@unicornboxoffice.org.uk
Phone: 0845 4636638

Unicorn Theatre
Medieval Abbey Buildings
Checker Walk
OX14 3JB

Website: www.abingdonabbey-unicorntheatre.org.uk


Portia Coughlan
Wed 27th - Sat 30th September
Unicorn Theatre


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