The Mushroom Pickers

The Mushroom Pickers

The Mushroom Pickers

The Mushroom Pickers

Overview

Set in the border ‘bandit’ country of County Monaghan, The Mushroom Pickers tells the story of Laura, an accomplished actor who leaves her career in London when her life unexpectedly changes course. A self-confessed ‘square peg in a round hole,’ she returns home to join her father, Philip, to work in the local mushroom tunnels. Here Frank McElroy, manager of the family-run business and proponent of the wilder variety of mushroom, takes a shine to Laura and shares with her his dream of wooing the restaurateurs of Ireland and beyond. But Frank has a secret – and so does Laura.

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Jaki McCarrick

Jaki McCarrick is an award-winning writer. Her play Leopoldville won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing, and her most recent play, Belfast Girls, developed at the National Theatre Studio, London, was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC ...
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