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Lay Me Down Softly

Set in rural Ireland in 1962, Lay Me Down Softly takes us into the burlesque world of boxing. We dip into the shadowy, ropey avenues of the ring where we encounter the play's cast of dangerous characters: Theo, the jealous, violent and charasmatic ringmaster; Lily, his Carmen-esqe lover; Theo's old, tired, and not so trusted sidekick, Peader; the vain and boastful boxer, Dean; The limping, Adonis like fighter, Junior; and Emer, Theo's long lost daughter, who threatens the already unsteady equilibrium of this travelling roadshow.


Billy Roche


Peggy Mecham

Estimated Run Time

1 hour and 45 minutes


Classics Drama
Barrymore Recommended
Closing Soon
Aug 30 - Sep 15, 2018
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