Love Was – written by Jason Gill
The play charts the friendship of two young men from the Irish Midlands over a decade during which one of the two main characters remains passionately in love with a woman who does not share his feelings. Most of the story is narrated by James, who begins by telling of the last message he ever received from his friend Paul, a short text message saying simply ‘Love Was’ and how he later learned of Paul’s death. The history of Paul’s relationship with the elusive Alison is recounted in a series of flashbacks.
This programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.
Love Was was shortlisted for “The Winter’s Tales” Festival, the first UK International Radio Drama Festival in Canterbury in 2015.
Produced by Alan Meaney
Directed by Jason Gill
Sound Recording, Design & Editing by Alan Meaney
Music composed and performed by Eamonn Bailey
James played by Ronan Flynn
Paul played by Dermot McManus
Alison played by Martina Dolan
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