The isolation ward of St. Malachi's Psychiatric Hospital in the late 1950's.
Inside a psychiatric hospital in the West of Ireland, we meet Patrick Conway, a patient in the isolation unit for over 20 years. Why has he been locked away and denied visitors for so many years? Is he a danger to society? What is his obsession with gold? Was the gift of second sight too much for 1950's Ireland too handle?
A play about goldfish, electro convulsive shock therapy, psychiatry, solitaire and injustice, this is the story of one man's struggle not to forget the truth of who he really is.
24 May 2000
Produced by Bewley’s Cafe Theatre
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