Marital strife in The Separation at Battersea’s Theatre503

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Richard Molloy’s drama The Separation, set in the build-up to Ireland’s historic divorce referendum of 1995, has opened at Battersea’s Theatre503.

On a Friday night in Dublin, Stephen Hanrahan ushers a young female colleague in from the summer rain to what was once his marital home. He’s ready to work his magic.

But Stephen’s estranged wife and wayward daughter are about to crash back into his living room and his life, casting a history of repressed truths and painful secrets into the light.

The Separation is an unsettling – and uproarious – journey into the dark heart of a disintegrating Dublin family.

Simon Evans directs a cast including Carrie Crowley, Roxanna Nic Liam, Owen McDonnell and Susan Stanley.

The Separation is Richard Molloy’s first play. His second play, O Do Not Love Too Long, had a reading at the Tricycle Theatre in December 2013. He is currently working on his third play, The Good Shepherd.

The Separation runs until February 21.

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