Rian Flatley’s play ‘Seven Letters’ is a poignant story of three spirited women whose circumstances have brought them together. Their past lives are told through flashbacks, graphic monologues, and song. The hope is that everyone will recognise that each old person was indeed once young and vibrant, with their own hopes and dreams.
Catherine Murphy of Spectrum Irish Radio describes it thus:
“Seven Letters is a thought-provoking retrospective giving an insight into the lives of residents of a care home. Superficially, their day-to-day routines are mundane, punctuated by meal times and reminiscing. There are inevitable niggles and tensions. However, the playwright, Rian Flatley, soon skilfully turns back the years and through anecdotes and flashbacks the three very different women tell their stories. Their relationships and dreams are sensitively presented. No attempt is made to sanitise troubled periods but the good times are also recounted. The play both shocks and delights.”