The Furrow

Runner-up in The Mercury Playwrighting Prize 2017.

Longlisted for the Papatango Award 2017


What people forget is that I’m in this house, day in day out. When you’re here all the time you get to know the rhythm of a place; to understand the way it breathes. You become part of it, sense its pulse. I know everything that goes on in this house and I shared it all with mother; told her everything. I know what she thought of you and I know what she did. And I can’t say I’d want to be drinking red wine in this house if it were me.’



A young woman prepares for her wedding as her mother drifts towards death in an upstairs room. Meanwhile her crippled sister prowls the corridors with mischief in her heart and her maid plots a terrible revenge. 


The Furrow is a doomed family saga set in Ireland in 1912; a period in history sometimes referred to as... 'The last lost Raj in the rain.' This is a modern Greek tragedy that was first conceived as a three hander, 'Paula's Children' and premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005 where it gained 5* reviews. It takes it’s inspiration from the family paintings of the artist Paula Rego.

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