Fr. Patrick is newly posted to a parish in Dublin. And he needs to be alone. He can no longer put off the reckoning that’s been a long time coming. But, instead, today, he finds himself hearing confessions he has no mind to hear, from Noleen, a blind widow who knows more than she lets on to know. He’s wrangling with Jacinta, an unmarried mother and recent Muslim convert who wants it in writing that’s she’s left the church. He’s playing host to Henry, a 13-year-old boy who has somehow made it alone from London to be with his former tutor and old friend. Will Fr. Patrick ever be left alone?
‘The only time there can ever be love is when there’s life, and that’s now.’
At once playfully comic and uncompromisingly savage, Be Infants in Evil is an outstanding debut that complicates the story of modern Ireland, just when we thought we had it all figured out.
Brian Martin is a native of Dublin now resident in London. He is a graduate from TCD where he studied playwriting with Marina Carr and has been a participant of the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme as well as their Studio Group. Be Infants in Evil was first developed during his acting training at LAMDA