Music and Reviews from Clare, Limerick, Waterford and sometimes further afield

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cracking Lives at Cork Opera House by Guest Blogger

Cast members

This piece was posted by my guest blogger, Jack Foley. Jack is a 4th year student at UCC.

I caught the play “Cracking Lives” in the Half Moon Theatre on Monday evening. The play tackles the uncomfortable issue of the impact of drugs on an everyday suburban family as we follow Mark 'a normal boy from a normal family'.  The story itself is grim, centred around various Christmases through the years of a Cork family. We see the characters grow older and younger and watch the drug problem grow with them. Credit must go to writer Laura Daly and her superb cast of Cork actors who provided a huge amount of realism to the play. I’m sure most members of the audience could see a bit of their own families in their performance. I really enjoyed this piece of work. The show is running in conjunction with Drug Awareness Week. The production  runs till Saturday 12th November  (there is no performance on the Thursday 10th) and it is supported by the B.A.Y. Project  Thoroughly recommended!  Half Moon Theatre (Cork Opera House) website here

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