The Match Box
By Frank McGuinness
Directed by Lia Williams
Designer: Colin Richmond
A Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse production
The London premiere of a new play by one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights.
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“And she grew to be a girl, my daughter, my Mary. Sing a song, Mary. Sing for grandma and granda. Sing.”
The ties that bind can never be broken. For Sal, they hang like a noose around her neck, just loose enough to keep a small but potent flame alive inside.
A passionate story of one woman’s journey through forgiveness, revenge and redemption.
Leanne Best plays Sal.
Frank McGuinness’s previous credits include Greta Garbo Came to Donegal which had its World Premiere at the Tricycle Theatre, The Factory Girls and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.
‘Best is extraordinary.’
‘…Best is magnetic, and has been intelligently directed by Lia Williams to vary the mood by shifting between light and dark…’
‘Intense storytelling… visceral force’
‘It’s rare to find storytelling as sharply and simply involving as this’
‘So brutally powerful that it knocks the breath from your body’
‘This is the kind of rare performance that keeps on giving, and it’s not one to be missed’
‘Possibly the closest thing to theatrical perfection’
‘Directed by Lia Williams with unswerving sensitivity’