Fly Me To The Moon by Marie Jones
He never won any more than a couple a quid, but that was his life…all he had…his paper, the horses, memories of singing along with Frank Sinatra and a life of misery.. he was better off dead in my opinion
Francis and Loretta are broke community care workers. Davy, one of their charges, has had a win on the horses and the women grapple with their conscience. Marie Jones' black comedy investigates whether we are valued more in life or in death.
Marie Jones' plays have toured extensively throughout the world: Stones in His Pockets, which toured Ireland prior to the Dublin Theatre Festival and its West End and Broadway debut in 2000 and gaining many awards including the Lawrence Olivier Award, The Evening Standard award and 3 Tony nominations for best new play. The play has been translated and performed in 38 languages. Fly Me To The Moon is now being performed and translated in other countries including Canada and throughout Scandinavia. Her latest play Dear Arabelladirected by Lindsay Posner had its Debut in 2018 in the Lyric Theatre Belfast. She has been awarded two honorary doctorates of literature and an OBE.
Presented in association with The Traverse Theatre.
Written by Marie Jones
Date and Location:
Start Date: Monday, 30 September, 2019
End Date: Saturday, 5 October, 2019
Address: Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX