The Parting Glass (short film)

On the day of his funeral, two brothers make a nostalgic trip back to the pub where

their Irish father used to drink, with tragic results. Short film, written by Martin

McNamara, directed by Cillian O Donnachadha and produced by Sharon Sexton.

NOMINATED BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM 2019, Underground Cinema Film Awards, Ireland

SELECTED, LONELY SEAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019, Boston, USA

Your Ever Loving

 

Best play of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 - Theatre Weekly   "Even if you don’t consider yourself a 'political' person, Your Ever Loving MUST be seen for the sheer

force of theatre and humanity it embodies" GGG ★★★★★ "A passionate outburst against injustice" Morning Star  "thoughtful, compelling piece of theatre... rush off and see this fine polemical play" trafficlighttheatregoer

"Very powerful and thought-provoking... uncomfortable viewing but utterly compelling”  **** London Theatre1 "Your Ever Loving was completely brutal. I loved every moment of it" Northern Echo  "Stefan McCusker's performance shines in a promising play about injustice" The Stage

★★★★★ Basic Theatre Review   ★★★★ London Box Office  ★★★★ CarnsTheatrePassion   ★★★★ Everything Theatre   ★★★★ LondonPubTheatres ★★★★ breakingtheforthwall ★★★★ The List

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I.E.D. 

 

"Powerfully realistic drama" - Morning Star  Jordan Fyffe's monologue as Iain is one of the strongest performances I have ever seen - viewfromthecheapseats   "Safron Beck's remarkable performance... McNamara has created a memorable character in Agnes Bennett," - trafficlighttheatregoer

"superb performances, multi-layered and thoughtful" ★★★★ pubtheatre1 “thoroughly genuine and well-crafted” ★★★★-spyinthestalls  "Aside from Lyon’s direction and McNamara’s writing, a large part of the play’s success can be attributed to Beck, I can’t imagine anyone else pulling off the role of (Agnes) Bennett so deftly - ★★★★- breakingthefourthwall

Traitors, Cads & Cowards 

 

An Irish Rebel, A Cockney army deserter and a conscientious objector walk into a gaol cell...

World War One drama set in a cell on the military wing of Wandsworth Prison, 1916

"A stark, powerful performance that will linger with you long after you leave the theatre" ★★★★ carnstheatrepassion

 

"A moving exploration of the effects of war and oppression" ★★★★ pubtheatres1

 

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Mosely Must Fall

Traitors, Cads & Cowards  

I.E.D.                                                                

Your Ever Loving                                                     

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (short) 

Distraction(short)                                                      

Traitors, Cads & Cowards                                            

The Parting Glass                                                      

Your Ever Loving                                                       

Coral's Anus                                                             

Angel of Death (short)                                               

Three short plays: I.E.D./Coral's Anus/A Wake                 

The Magic Hour                                                         

Hostile Reconnaissance                                              

 

Lion & Unicorn, Bread & Roses, JW3

Wandsworth Prison, London

Theatre N16, London                                               

Underbelly, Edinburgh & London Irish Centre                 

Irish Culture Centre                                               

The Bunker                                                             

Bread & Roses, Lion & Unicorn and Colour House Theatre 

London Irish Centre                                                 

Theatre N16 & Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle               

Theatre N16                                                

Cog Artspace/Fractured Lines, London                        

Theatre 503, London                                                

Brockley Jack, London                                               

Soho Theatre, London                                               

 

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awards

Your Ever Loving, Best Play of Edinburgh Fringe; Theatre Weekly                    

Invited member of Royal Court writers groups                                                IED, Player Playwrights Play Of The Year                                                        

IED, longlisted, Bruntwood Prize                                                     

Coral's Anus, shortlisted, British Theatre Challenge                    

Member of Royal Court writers group                                                  

Member of the inaugural New Dramatists Club       

KRIM, TV screenplay, finalist, BBC Scriptroom 5        

 

film

The Parting Glass (short), directed by Cillian O Donnachadha  

 

Fifteen (short), directed by Sebastien Blanc                         

Sworn Virgin, feature script, optioned Lakeside Films

The Shy Russian, feature script, optioned Future Films USA

     

“McNamara’s dialogue is well–observed, sparklingly comic” - British Theatre Guide