LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE - by Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy’s novel Light A Penny Candle is brought to life on stage.
A back-street abortion? A murder cover-up? These are the burning questions of Light A Penny Candle, Maeve Binchy’s debut novel. Although written in 1982 its ssues are straight out of today’s newspapers: domestic abuse, abortion, alcoholism, and murder. All that and an enduring life-long friendship.
Aisling and Elizabeth have to survive DeValera’s Ireland, their raging hormones, and the struggle for independence in a world at war. Through it all, they discover that there is no right and wrong in this world, there is only what is right for those you love.
This is Maeve Binchy as you know her, and Maeve Binchy as you don’t.
AGE RECOMMENDATION 16+ Accompanied by an Adult
PRODUCED BY BREDA CASHE PRODUCTIONS (producer of Minding Frankie)
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY SHAY LINEHAN