© By Stewart Parker
Four people are gathered together in a Belfast working-class parlour-house where, against the background of the Ulster Workers’ Strike, they work out their relationships to each other, to the world outside, to the past. Only Marian is aware of a fifth presence - the ghost of Lily Matthews, the previous occupant.
The play focuses on personal relationships and dilemmas of identity at a time of high tension in the Troubles. The Ulster Workers Council Strike was a protest against a power sharing executive constituted under the Sunningdale Agreement of 1973 which for the first time acknowledged a role for the Irish republic in the affairs of Northern Ireland.
Field Day Theatre Company Derry September 23, 1987
First produced by Field Day Theatre Company, Derry 1987
Tricycle Theatre, London 1989
Lyric Theatre and Rough Magic, Belfast and Dublin 2008