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Sydney & the Old Girl

Sydney & the Old Girl

by Eugene O'Hare

London is becoming an alien landscape to Sydney Stock; a man who has lived for over fifty years cooped with his mother Nell in her grubby East End home. Theirs is a relationship of mutually assured destruction where the ghosts of the past continue to stalk and accuse. As the twisted game around family inheritance reaches breaking point, Irish care worker Marion Fee finds herself an unwitting pawn being played from both sides.

At the centre of Eugene O'Hare's second full-length black comedy is a family's obsession with versions of the past and a paranoia about a future in a city which no longer feels like home.

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