Celebrated playwright Frank McGuinness’s new play, The Match Box, which opened in Liverpool to rave reviews recently has extended its run for the second time. It will now run until 21 July. Award winning actor and director Lia Williams directs Leanne Best in the role of Sal at the Playhouse Studio.

The Match Box is the story of one woman’s journey through forgiveness, revenge and redemption, after a family tragedy has far reaching consequences for everyone involved. This intense drama shines the spotlight on Sal as she looks back at the circumstances that have led her to leave England for the small island of Valentia on the coast of County Kerry.

Frank McGuinness is one of Ireland’s foremost playwrights and poets whose extraordinary oeuvre includes The Factory Girls, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Dolly West's Kitchen and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme. He has also adapted many classic texts including A Doll’s House for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and Oedipus at the National Theatre in 2008. The Match Box will be his first new work since Greta Garbo Came to Donegal at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010.

The Match Box is opened at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio on 4 June - and was originally set to finish on 7 July. It now runs until 21 July.