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LEAVES by Lucy Caldwell

"We are where we come from?"  That's not true.  That's not true because if that's true there's no hope for any of us.
Lori is coming home from her first term at university. It’s only been a few weeks and already things have gone badly wrong.  But none of the rest of the family knows, or understands, what really happened.


In this fiercely observed family drama, three teenage girls struggle to define who they are, and why, and where they might be going.


Lucy Caldwell is a young Belfast-born writer. She is the winner of the George Devine Award 2006 for Leaves, the premier award for new writing by an emerging playwright in the UK and Ireland. Leaves was also recently a joint winner of the 2007 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Royal Court Theatre, London

Wednesday 14 March - Saturday 7 April 2007 @ 7.45pm
Matinees: Saturday 24, 31 March & 7 April @ 4pm

Tickets: £15 (£10 concession). All seats £10 on Mondays

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The World Premiere of Leaves was performed in Druid before it transferred to the Royal Court Theatre.

Druid Theatre, Chapel Lane, Galway

Saturday 3 March - Saturday 10 March 2007 @ 8pm
Previews: Thursday 1 & Friday 2 March 2007 @ 8pm
Matinee: Saturday 10 March @ 3pm

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A play by Lucy Caldwell
Directed by: Garry Hynes
Design: Francis O'Connor
Sound Design: John Leonard and music composed by Sam Jackson
Lighting Design: Ben Ormerod
Costume Design: Francis O'Connor
Composer: Sam Jackson
Cast: Alana Brennan, Conor Lovett, Daisy Maguire, Fiona Bell, Kathy Rose O’Brien and Penelope Maguire
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