A gripping, unrelenting but warm-spirited glimpse of life in a small southern Irish town. In the Irish town of Wexford, where 'shot-gun' weddings are outnumbered only by random acts of violence, the pool hall is Jimmy's sanctuary.
But will such a place embrace his bright ambition, or bring it down, burning to the ground? A masterfully-written tribute to the era of American movie rebels such as James Dean, A Handful of Stars premiered at the Bush Theatre, London in 1988, where it won the John Whiting Award and the Plays and Players Award for Best New Play. This single edition is published alongside the play's first professional solo revival at Theatre503, London.
The text of the play is also available in The Wexford Trilogy.