Playing Houses (2009)
Images by Steven Thomson and James MacDonald
Commissioned and co-produced by the Glasgay! Festival and The Arches
13th-17th October, The Arches
"an important emerging talent... the quality of the writing, in a
sharp but lyrical Glasgow demotic, never fails" ★★★★ (The Scotsman).
"O’Connor’s growth as a writer makes for compelling viewing" ★★★★ (The Herald)
"His strength is his humour and ear for the spoken word… fiercely moral and suffused with compassion” ★★★★ (The Skinny)
Written and directed by Martin O’Connor
With Vivienne Graham, Jordan McCurrach, Neil Leiper and Scott Fletcher.
This is whit happens when yer Da leaves an comes back. We need him tae come back cos we aw need somethin fae him. Ah spend aw ma time wonderin how it’s gonnae happen. This is the real story. This is how ma Da came back.
It’s eviction night on Big Brother. All eyes are on the house. But something equally eventful is happening in another house. Wee Andy is running towards something and Sean is running away. Michael is just running scared. And Ma is trying to hold it together.
In the midst of all this, a figure comes back to save them. But is it really Da returning? Or is this just another twist in their fake reality?
In the background a winner is announced but nobody can hear it for the sirens and the screams.