Conor McPherson was born in 1971 in Dublin. His breakthrough came with This Lime Tree Bower at the Bush, followed by The Weir at the Royal Court, which went on to run for two years in the West End, transferring to Broadway. There followed Dublin Carol, Port Authority and Shining City on stage, and three films: I Went Down, Saltwater and The Actors. All McPherson's work is published by NHB.
'a blistering emotional punch... The Seafarer first ambushes you and then haunts you for days afterwards' Time Out 'sparkling and suspenseful... McPherson is a born yarn-spinner' Guardian 'McPherson's new play is one of his most succinct and startling, and the funniest to date... what he creates is apparently simple, but daring and memorable. He sends his characters off on benders, and they bump into the infinite' Observer 'a realistic fantasy, a wide-awake nightmare. The writing is poetic, brutal, athletic, hilarious' Sunday Times