There Came A Gypsy Riding
By Frank McGuinness
Matinée 21 January at 2.30pm
On the west coast of Ireland, the McKenna family gather at their seaside holiday home, to mark the 21st birthday of their youngest son. The birthday boy is not there. He died.
This lyrical and tragic, yet funny, play is haunted by the absence of a child, and the absence of answers: but what secrets does Leo’s elderly cousin, Bridget, shelter in her bosom? Will her interventions bring discord or healing? Is she a wise woman, or a mischief maker?
Frank McGuinness is in the top flight of modern Irish playwrights,
and this 2007 play is amongst his finest achievements.
Contains strong language