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THE MATCH BOX

By Frank McGuinness
Presented by Strange Fish Theatre Company
Directed by James O’Donnell

And she grew to be a girl, my daughter, my Mary. Sing a song, Mary. Sing a song for Grandma and Granda. Sing.

The ties that bind us can never be broken and a potent flame burns in the heart of a mother. Why is Londoner Sal hiding out on a remote Irish island? Her compelling story is one of love, hate and the desire for revenge. She must face her demons alone and her tale begs only one question: what would you be prepared to do for the ones you love?

The acclaimed Strange Fish Theatre Company (Quietly, The Turn of the Screw) returns with an extraordinary play by one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights. Frank McGuinness has written a constantly surprising tale that is by turns shocking, humorous and moving.

“It is rare to find storytelling as sharply and simply involving as this” ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

“Frank McGuinness’ new play, The Match Box, is a stunner” The Observer

“So brutally powerful it knocks the breath out of your body” ★★★★ The Times

29 Oct - 17 Nov

7:30pm (Tue-Sat)
4pm (Sun)

£16, £13 concessions
£10 previews

#TheMatchBoxPlay

THE MATCH BOX

By Frank McGuinness
Presented by Strange Fish Theatre Company
Directed by James O’Donnell

And she grew to be a girl, my daughter, my Mary. Sing a song, Mary. Sing a song for Grandma and Granda. Sing.

The ties that bind us can never be broken and a potent flame burns in the heart of a mother. Why is Londoner Sal hiding out on a remote Irish island? Her compelling story is one of love, hate and the desire for revenge. She must face her demons alone and her tale begs only one question: what would you be prepared to do for the ones you love?

The acclaimed Strange Fish Theatre Company (Quietly, The Turn of the Screw) returns with an extraordinary play by one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights. Frank McGuinness has written a constantly surprising tale that is by turns shocking, humorous and moving.

“It is rare to find storytelling as sharply and simply involving as this” ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

“Frank McGuinness’ new play, The Match Box, is a stunner” The Observer

“So brutally powerful it knocks the breath out of your body” ★★★★ The Times

29 Oct - 17 Nov

7:30pm (Tue-Sat)
4pm (Sun)

£16, £13 concessions
£10 previews

#TheMatchBoxPlay

★★★★

“Angela Marray’s superb solo performance animates this devastatingly eloquent play.”

The Stage

★★★★

“The beauty of theatre lasts up to the curtain call.”

London Theatre 1

★★★★

“A powerful script sensitively and passionately delivered.”

Broadway Baby

★★★★½

“The Match Box is a tour-de-force performance from Marray.”

Breaking the Fourth Wall

★★★★

“Angela Marray is mesmerising.”

London Living Large

★★★★

“A fully rounded performance of great power and stature that deserves to be seen by full houses.”

Plays To See

The Match Box | Rehearsal Gallery

The Match Box | Production Gallery

Photo Credit: Stephanie Claire Photography

The Match Box | Trailer

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Previews

See the show before anyone else for less. All preview tickets £10.

Concessions

Concessions apply to students, under-18s, over-60s and more. For more info on our concession policy click here→

Accessibility

All performance spaces and facilities are fully wheelchair-accessible. For more info click here→

Ticket Collection

We operate a paperless box office system. You will be emailed a receipt once you have booked in advance. There is no need to print this off, just state your name at the box office on arrival.

Age Recommendation

14+

Duration

2hr