Play Reading: Lagan

The McCarthyApprox. 1hr plus Q&ATheatre

How do you navigate a parent-child relationship when you’re both adults and nobody is being honest?


By Emma Geraghty
Directed by Fleur Hebditch

Key Cast:


Price: £5

Play Reading: Lagan Image
16 August

Our play readings will introduce you to new work at an early stage in its development - who knows, you might be amongst the first to see a future classic! A chance to experience wonderful plays alongside their authors for the very first time, with opportunity for discussion at the end.

Max wasn’t expecting anything to have changed when they returned to Ilcome-on-Sea, but the B&B doesn’t feel like home anymore - not to Max, and not to their mum Pam. Max’s return brings up the past that neither of them want to talk about.

And now there’s a dead whale on the beach. Lagan is about generational anger, responsibility, and trying to figure out where you’re heading.

How do you navigate a parent-child relationship when you’re both adults and nobody is being honest?

Age guidance: 12+

Why we chose this play:
Emma Geraghty came to us a couple of years ago with a request for a room to spend some time on an R&D project – about a play she wanted to write that was based at the seaside.

At the end of the week, we asked if we could read what she had written, and it had real promise, so from there we decided to seed commission what was then known as ‘Bread and Salt’ . This gave Emma the opportunity to develop the play into a full length script. And Lagan is the product of that journey – it’s a beautiful story of a mother and child, changing lives, memories past and a dead whale.

For your peace of mind, we have a no-fuss refund policy if you need to self-isolate.

We are a Covid-secure venue and have been awarded two industry standard marks recognising the comprehensive safety measures we have in place which include temperature checks, 1 metre+ socially distanced seating, hand sanitiser stations, one-way systems, enhanced cleaning, staggered arrival times

We'll be asking you to continue to wear a mask (unless you’re exempt) when moving around the building or when watching a show or film, at least for the time being.

You can find full details of our Covid safety measures here.


Monday 16 August 2021, 7.15pm

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