“Lisa McGee adds a new twist to a well-worn genre in this upsetting and powerful play about repressed memories”

The Guardian

“beautifully written and sensitively observed drama”

The Irish Times

Girls & Dolls

From €18.50
11th Sep. - 15th Sep.
Stage Play

Girls and Dolls is the stunning debut play from Lisa McGee, Writer/Producer of the smash hit TV comedy Derry Girls! Starring Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Derry Girls) and Jennifer Barry (The Young Offenders)

‘As long as it looks okay, it doesn’t matter if it’s broken.’

Can best friends really last forever?

Derry, 1980.  Emma and Clare are thick as thieves – skipping, chasing, playing in the park.  But the terrible events of that summer would tear their lives apart, binding them together forever.  As adults they obsessively replay past events and incidents.  Could anything have been done to change them?

For Emma and Clare it was the summer they met at the swings, the summer they built a tree house and the summer a young mother and her infant daughter moved into number fourteen.  Now in their thirties, Emma and Clare struggle to come to terms with the chain of devastating events that began that summer.  Hilarious and heart-breaking in equal measure.

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