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MY BEST FRIEND DROWNED IN A SWIMMING POOL

A dark, witty, drama exploring friendship, love and loss.

When Henry cracks his head off a concrete sculpture and drowns in a swimming pool his friends are left floundering. They each develop their own coping mechanisms, but soon realise they are insufficient. Chain smoking, reciting decades of the rosary, taking recreational narcotics, bitching and trashing IKEA furniture will never fill the void of a dead best friend. In Henry’s absence they are drowning too, and their strategies for staying afloat are intriguing, exasperating and heartbreaking.

Performed at

Adam House Theatre, Edinburgh 2011

C Venues, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011

Projects Arts Centre 2012

Reviews:

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Raw teenage angst… Gossip Girl on suicide watch.”

Fringe Review ★★★★

A thought provoking and extremely amusing piece;a gamut of emotions (…)beautiful, restless, volcanic and erratic. Sunday’s Child are well worth watching.”

Fest ★★★★

“O’Connor has a gift for writing witty and realistic dialogue (…) conveying brilliantly the bittersweet nature of teenage life.”

What’s On Stage ★★★★

“A beautifully crafted piece of writing packed full of dark humour, cynicism and brutal honesty (… ) some of the best new writing I’ve seen at the Fringe for years” 

 

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