Cathy Belton and Ingrid Craigie in The Housekeeper

…But director Lynne Parker pulls back from the delicious tang of the fantastic, with a production emphasising physical and moral atrophy; characters often address each other across chilly chasms of distance on Bláithín Sheerin’s partial set, and every utterance echoes through the space…

…Had it intruded on more fully fleshed characters or pushed towards the summit of tragedy, we’d have a deeper investment, but this feels less like a committed occupation than a swift, diverting trespass.

Review of The Housekeper, Peter Crawley, Irish Times, April 27, 2013.


Best New Play went to Derry-born Morna Regan for The House Keeper directed by Lynne Parker for Rough Magic.

The Irish Times Theatre Awards (Irish Times)


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