Girls and Dolls

by Lisa McGee

Photography by Stanley Matchett

November/December 2006

For Emma and Clare, 1980 was the summer they met at the swings, the summer they built a tree house and stole from Dennis O’Donnell’s shop.  The summer a young mother and her infant daughter moved into number 14.  Now in their thirties, Emma and Clare struggle to come to terms with the chain of devastating events that began that summer, to understand what they did, what they became and how they were judged.  

Four stunning performers bring to life a host of characters as they weave together the colourful comedy and terrible tragedy of the summer Emma and Clare will never be allowed to forget.

DIRECTOR
Michael Duke

DRAMATURG
Hanna Slättne

DESIGNER
Terry Loane

LIGHTING DIRECTOR
Patrick McLaughlin

CAST
Bernadette Brown
Mary Jordan
Veronica Leer
Sarah Lyle