People are happy on trains
PEOPLE ARE HAPPY ON TRAINS
‘It seems to me, that if we love, we grieve. That’s the deal. That’s the pact. Grief and love are forever intertwined. Grief is the terrible reminder of the depths of our love, and, like love, grief is non-negotiable’ – Nick Cave
People are Happy on Trains is the product of a conversation between playwright Anna and her gran, Kay, about what it’s like to lose the person you love most in the world. The play follows four passengers on a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh, trying to navigate the overwhelming vacuities of lost love. Through contemporary expressionistic performance, People are Happy on Trains attemps to access a familiarity within its audience of what it truly means to love.
war/war/war theatre are a collective based in Galway, the West of Ireland. With an all-female, queer production team, war/war/war display a turbulent navigation of youth and love in this coming-of-age story.
Award-winning director Aoife Delany Reade, playwright Anna Doyle, and cast Emily White, Ellen McBride, Hanahazukashi Mai and Una Valaine have spent months making this show the masterpiece that it is.
Winner of Best Production, Best Direction and Best Actress at the Jerome Hynes Festival in Galway 2019, People are Happy on Trains will not disappoint. £8 in Twenty Twenty Two, the 7th to the 10th of July, 7pm.
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