Sunday, 22 October 2017

Farce promises to be gripping

IS honesty always the best policy? Can telling the truth sometimes do more harm than good?

These questions are explored in Last Confessions of a Scallywag, a new Irish farce which opens at the Mill at Sonning on Thursday.

On his deathbed, Patrick Lynch wants to right his wrongs, make peace with everyone he has offended and meet his maker with a clear conscience and a quiet soul. So he decides to do the most heartless thing in life a scallywag can do - tell the truth - to friends, neighbours and loved ones.

Then, satisfied with the chaos he has created, he prepares to die. But ... disaster of disasters! He’s not going to die!

Douglas McFerran, as Patrick, leads a strong cast in the show, which is the first play by published poet and professional artist Dwina Murphy-Gibb.

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