We haven’t seen an original play by Frank McGuinness in Ireland since 2002 according to Patrick Lonergan
So it’s great to see the Abbey staging his new play The Hanging Gardens – . It reunites McGuinness with his long-time collaborator Patrick Mason, whose version of Observe the Sons of Ulster that made Mason’s tenure as Abbey Artistic Director so important.
And it’s a great cast also. Marty Rea gave the best performance I saw l in DruidMurphy 2012 and he’s joined by Niall Buggy his fellow DruidMurphy 2012 cast mate