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Friel's Answer Premieres at Hampstead Theatre

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Brian Friel's latest play, Give Me Your Answer, Do, will receive its British premiere at north London fringe venue the Hampstead Theatre later this month (30 March with previews from 27 March). It's the fourth play by Ireland's premier playwright to be staged at the Hampstead and will star Geraldine James, Sorcha Cusack and Niall Buggy who can currently be seen in Neil Jordan's film The Butcher Boy. In a secluded part of Donegal, Ireland, novelist Tom Connolly and his wife Daisy are nervously awaiting the decision of their American house guest as to whether he will purchase Tom's papers for a US college library - a deal which would offer some compensation for Tom's recent literary paralysis. But, as the long summer afternoon unfolds, the problems and uncertainties of friends and family help Tom move towards an unexpected resolution of his own difficulties. Give Me Your Answer, Do had its world premiere at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in November 1997. Friel's award-winning play Dancing at Lughnasa will soon be released as a feature film starring Meryl Streep and Michael Gambon.

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