From A Low and Quiet SeaTheatre
Decadent Theatre Company and Galway Arts Centre present 'From A Low and Quiet Sea', adapted for the stage from Donal Ryan’s acclaimed, Booker Prize-nominated novel.
Four souls. Each searching for something they have lost. Each trying to make sense of the road they have chosen.
For Farouk, family is all. He has protected his wife and daughter from the war. If they stay, they will lose their freedom. If they flee, they will lose all they have known of home, for a faraway land across the merciless sea. Lampy is distracted. He’s with Eleanor, but she’s not Chloe. His granddad’s sniping jokes are getting on his wick. And on top of all that, he has a bus to drive; those old folks from the home can’t wait all day. For John, the game was always the lifeblood coursing through his veins. Manipulating people for enrichment, for enjoyment, for spite. But it was never enough. The lifeblood is slowing down, will God listen? Florence’s son is acting differently which forces her to look for answers, but she is afraid of the truth that lies within herself.
The mother, the refugee, the penitent, the dreamer. Four characters, four lost souls, searching for a version of home.
Adapted by Donal Ryan, Andrew Flynn & the original cast, directed by Andrew Flynn.
The Original production of 'From A Low and Quiet Sea‘ was developed with support of The Arts Council, Backstage Activate Bursary and GIAF Elevate.
Not a moment, a nuance, a gesture is less than perfect throughout, as each of the characters in turn drag the heart from your body… This play will haunt you Irish Independent, July 2022