THE FACTORY GIRLS
By award-winning Irish playwright Frank McGuinness
The Factory Girls tells the story of five working women: hardy ringleader Ellen and factory veteran Una, sharp-tongued Vera, dark horse Rebecca and baby of the bunch, Rosemary. Under the threat of devastating job loss, the “girls” take matters in to their own hands. During the course of their adventure, they discover who and what really counts when the chips are down.
Set in the recessionary early 80’s, the play still resonates with so much of what affects us politically, socially, and personally; recession, redundancies, lay-offs and the power of collective action. The play was the stunning debut of Frank McGuinness, one of Ireland’s greatest living playwrights, and was first produced in 1982.
Presented by the same team that brought you Brian Friel’s Lovers in 2015, The Factory Girls will feature a superb ensemble cast who will deliver every ounce of wit and banter that gives this wonderful play its real joy.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT ‘THE GIRLS’
‘a SPIRITED production with a comically talented ensemble… the pleasures are many and the talent is abundant’ Evening Echo (read full review HERE)
AND WHAT OUR AUDIENCE THINKS ABOUT THE PLAY (click HERE for a sneak peek of the Opening Night)
BY FRANK McGUINNESS
DIRECTED BY JULIE KELLEHER
STARRING FIONULA LINEHAN, AINE Ni LAOGHAIRE, MARY-LOU McCARTHY, ANTOINETTE HILLIARD, GEORGE HANOVER, DOMINIC MOORE & EVAN LORDAN
PRESENTED BY THE EVERYMAN