The Human Connection is a double-bill of new plays from playwright and screenwriter Eugene O’Hare , kick-starting the new season at The Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, from 22nd June to 4th July. Tickets are available to buy here.
The two plays being performed are:
Larry Devlin Wants to Talk to You About Something That Happened
Memory can make a fiction of reality, and in a quiet Irish border town a tiny forgotten moment from the past vividly returns to single father, Larry Devlin.
Starring Stephen Kennedy and Edward Hogg.
During Lockdown, twenty-two year old Lennox leaves his deserted university campus and returns to live with his single mother, Hilary. It’s not ideal. Both of them have big personalities and both hold very different opinions on the global crisis. But Lennox has a new theory. He thinks he has been in a sort of lockdown since the day he was born. Child 786 is a black-comedy about the extremes of family life in an extreme situation.
Starring Josh Williams and Ishia Bennison.
Book tickets here.
Eugene O’Hare‘s debut full length play THE WEATHERMAN premiered at the Park Theatre in London to dazzling reviews – WhatsOnStage described him as ‘a fearless new playwright with a singular voice’!
Another play, SYDNEY & THE OLD GIRL starring Miriam Margolyes, sold out its entire run and received further critical acclaim.
He wrote the film The Music Room for BBC 2, penned the widely-performed teenage cancer play Hospital Food for National Theatre Connections, and wrote the hard-hitting play Refuge for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
Several of his short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, narrated by actors including Stephen Rea. Recent poetry featured in The Galway Review and as a news piece in The Irish News. New poems will appear this summer in literary magazines such as Crossways, Beyond Words and under Anne Devlin‘s literary editorship at Fortnight. Eugene’s plays are published by Methuen.