Page extent: 112
ISBN: 9781786821133
Binding: PaperBack

Years of Sunlight

Michael McLean

PaperBack (25 Jan 2017)

‘I told you it’d happen. In this town. It’d come to fruition. It’s like rivers of blood with Scousers’

Skelmersdale, Lancashire. Haunted by memories of his closest friend Emlyn, Paul returns to the ashes of his childhood home in a Liverpool overspill estate and implores his mother to leave it all behind. Envisaged by the government as "social utopias" in the 1960s, towns like Skelmersdale promised visionary housing and opportunities for thousands of Liverpudlians uprooted from their overcrowded city.

Traversing a 30-year friendship, Years of Sunlight is a haunting cry for those left feeling shipwrecked from their old communities and abandoned by the post-industrial political system.

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ISBN13 9781786821133
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 112


Praise for Michael McLean's previous show 'The Ducks'  “A fantastically restrained, absorbing, revealing piece...Mclean's superb script revels in the undercurrent of absurdity present in everyday life.." ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

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