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IN SKAGWAY
On from 06 Feb 2014 till 01 Mar 2014
Arcola Theatre
by Karen Ardiff
Genre(s): Drama, New Writing

Tickets: £14 - £17 / (£12 concessions)

About: IN SKAGWAY

Fame fades. The gold in the hills runs out.

For years, Francis Harmon traded off her reputation as a star actress in the prospering American cities. Now she and her companion May have washed up in a cabin on the Alaskan frontier, while May’s daughter prospects for gold.

The gold rush is almost exhausted. May makes a desperate gamble to reclaim Francis’s fame, and their fortune. When Francis is struck down by illness, they each must choose between facing the threat of their future and the lure of their dreams of the past.

In Skagway, a tale of the desires and loyalties of women in an American wilderness, is a compelling and lyrical first play by Irish writer Karen Ardiff.

Winner of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild Best New Play Award and the Stewart Parker/BBC radio drama award. Shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Director Russell Bolam returns to the Arcola after his critically acclaimed production of The Road to Mecca in 2010.

Reviews

Press for The Road to Mecca:

★★★★★ The Times

★★★★ Independent

★★★★ Evening Standard

★★★★ Daily Telegraph

★★★★ Financial Times

★★★★ Time Out

★★★★ Sunday Times

Press for Gúna Nua’s Little Gem:

★★★★★ "A tiny treasure" – Time Out

"As hilarious as it is poignant." – Sunday Times

"Intimately told and beautifully acted." – New York Times

"Impressive" – Independent on Sunday

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