An Old Song, Half Forgotten
An Old Song, Half Forgotten opens a window into the life and soul of an older actor who is living in care with Alzheimer’s disease.
When a visiting string quartet play, the music summons a suite of glorious characters and moments from his life, allowing him to revel once again in his great loves and losses, whilst conjuring up a smashing vision of his younger self.
Written by Deirdre Kinahan and directed by Louise Lowe, An Old Song, Half Forgotten is written for and performed by one of Ireland’s most celebrated actors, Bryan Murray, who himself was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Theatre is Bryan Murray’s home, with a career beginning as a member of the Abbey Theatre company. He now returns to the Peacock stage to inhabit a play that sings entirely to his distinctive voice and talent at this time of great change in his life.