It has been forty years since Mike O’Brien left his native Ireland to begin a new life in England. Now as his family gathers on the eve of his wake, why has his daughter headteacher Kate chosen to attend a pupil’s case conference rather than her father’s funeral? Can Toots, her dad’s friend from the industrial school that they both attended in 1940s Ireland, help her to reconsider her decision?
A rehearsed reading was held at the London Irish Centre 2011. Thanks to the actors who helped with the reading: Mary, Dympna, Lorraine, Kevin, Matt and Owen