Joey, the much loved daughter, arrives home to Dublin airport where she is met by parents Julie and Frank, a dream couple of the ’60s who have since fallen on leaner times, and her brother Shane, the clever child turned no-hoper. At the airport, they meet Chris Farrell, a blast from the past, a lonely alcoholic who has been stripped of his pilot wings and is looking for an antidote to numbness. Back at the Fox homestead dissatisfaction is added to old wounds and large quantities of duty free, as Joey’s long-awaited return begins to shatter what’s left of the family idyll.
This production was awarded the following:
1994 Stewart Parker Trust Awards: Co-Winner of Major Bursary – Pom Boyd