An inimitably warm and stylish play that deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations. Tommys not a bad man, hes getting by. Renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurices house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arms length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, whos not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past wont let go easily. But together theres a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps. The Night Alive premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London in June 2013, directed by Conor McPherson.

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