Character:

John & Boyd

Playwright: 
Bill Morrison

Director: 
Nicolas Kent

Venue: 
Tricycle Theatre

Additional Cast:
Orla Brady, Dennis Conlon, John Elmes, John Keegan

Status:
Completed play. Previews began 27 March 1993, closed in May 1993


The play chronicles the history of a family from the arranged marriage between John, a stolid, decent Protestant, and Kate, a beautiful impetuous Catholic free spirit. 


It spans the 1922 North/South partition to the bombings and atrocities of The Troubles, beginning in the 1920s and coming up to the present day and beyond.


  • A Love Song for Ulster consists of a three-play cycle: The Marriage, The Son, and The Daughter.

Review

"Triple the trouble: A Love Song for Ulster"
By Paul Taylor / The Independent


Brendan Coyle is outstanding in his double role as John the husband and Boyd the fluctuating son...