The Sweeney family has long been a dumping ground for generations of suppressed bitterness, vexed relationships, tragic misunderstandings and terrible unmentioned secrets. It is the women who carry the burden in their hearts, putting on a brave face for the outside world. But, in old age, confusion and diminished inhibition can transform into lucidity and honesty, which allow uncomfortable truths to blow their lid and come tumbling out.
This production has been awarded the following:
2001 Scotsman Fringe First Award
2001 Stewart Parker Trust Awards: BBC Radio Drama Award – Morna Regan
2001 Dublin Fringe Festival Awards: Jane Snow Award – Morna Regan
2001 Dublin Fringe Festival Awards: Best Actress-Barbara Adair
2001 ITITA Nomination: Best New Play