Christmas in Dublin once again

Conor McPherson's play, 'A Dublin Carol' captures the life and struggles of an alcoholic in an all too knowledgable manner. By Tom Rowe

Written in 1999, 'A Dublin Carol' is set in a shoddy undertaker's office on Christmas Eve, staffed by the equally shoddy main character John Plunkett. Played by veteran actor of stage and screen Liam Carney, John is a long-term alcoholic, struggling to hold himself and his job together until he finds another drink.