Eliza’s House

Eliza is in the hospital and her adult son has come to collect their one precious treasure, a violin, in order to sell it. But he has not reckoned on meeting the eleven year-old girl who has befriended his mother, nor on the flood of memories this encounter produces in him and which we see enacted by his younger self. Eliza’s House tells a story of the clash of parents and children, the pull of the past, the force of memory, and the bittersweet nature of love.

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Description

Creators
Brendan Murray, playwright

 

Details

49 pgs. 2 female, 2 male

Originally produced by The Royal Exchange Theatre, UK, in 2003

Run Time: 60 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 11+

Synopsis

Eliza is in the hospital and her adult son has come to collect their one precious treasure, a violin, in order to sell it. But he has not reckoned on meeting the eleven year-old girl who has befriended his mother, nor on the flood of memories this encounter produces in him and which we see enacted by his younger self. Eliza’s House tells a story of the clash of parents and children, the pull of the past, the force of memory, and the bittersweet nature of love.

*Nominated for the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award*

*Best New Play and Winner of The Brian Way Award*

Additional information

Script Type

Demo CD with vocals – Music Tracks Download, Perusal Script PDF, Production CD – Music Tracks Download, Written Score PDF

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