Friday 20 October 2017

Scissor Sisters killing now a 'comic' play

Senan Hogan

THE infamous killing by the so-called 'Scissor Sisters' is being transformed into a stage comedy.

Siblings Linda and Charlotte Mulhall were jailed in 2006 for killing their mother's lover, Farah Swaleh Noor, and cutting his body up.

His severed head has never been found.

Now Nigerian playwright Bisi Adigun has written a four-act comedy 'The Butcher Babes' inspired by the events which will be staged in the New Theatre in Temple Bar, Dublin, in September.

"I expect the play to amuse and bemuse its audience, be they African or Irish, when it opens in September. That was the effect it had on me when I was writing it," Adigun said.

All the action takes place during a booze-fuelled St Patrick's Day in a north Dublin flat and on the River Liffey boardwalk in the city centre.

Adigun previously co-wrote a modern-day version of 'The Playboy of the Western World' with Roddy Doyle.

Irish Independent

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