Truant Company in association with the Oldham Coliseum presents Still Ill
by award-winning playwright Billy Cowan
It’s 2008. The Troubles are over. Police stations are closing down. Sex shops are opening up. When Tommy returns home to Northern Ireland he can’t believe the changes. All for the best he thinks, but then he bumps into Gary. Brought together by the love of The Smiths the two men start a dangerous affair that pulls Tommy back into a world of violence he hoped had disappeared.
Still Ill is a tragic love story between the ‘jumped up pantry boy’ and ‘the boy with the thorn in his side’.
4 Stars “full of humour and very moving”
Hear a short interview with the Writer, Billy Cowan
Meet the Cast: There will be a post-performance Question & Answer session with the Writer and Cast of Still Ill.
Morrissey and Marr ‘say yes’ to Edge Hill playwright…
Edge Hill University lecturer and award-winning playwright Billy Cowan, has been granted rare permission from Morrissey and Johnny Marr to use the lyrics from an iconic Smiths song in his new play. Read full press release
Suitable for aged 16 plus. Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
“Hits home with a punch.” WhatsOnStage for Truant’s Care Takers
Tickets £10 / £8 concessions / £5 Edge Hill University students and school parties of 10 or more