23 June 2006

Woman And Scarecrow by Marina Carr

Woman - Fiona Shaw
Scarecrow - Brid Brennan
Him - Peter Gowan
Auntie Ah - Stella McCusker

Directed by Ramin Gray
Designed by Lizzie Clachan

seen during it's first run at the Jerwood Unstairs

A woman is fighting the demons of her past as life slips away from her. Her alta ego discusses her triumphs and failures and she prepares herself for the death she fears. She has issues with her husband which she tries to address with him and with her late mother's sister.

Her alta ego is called Scarecrow and protects her from the crow of death that resides in her closet. The lines become blurred as the minutes run out. Very dark and interesting piece with some humour and some political comment. Something for everyone there - even Demis Roussos lovers.