Absence of Women. "A fine example of theatre at its small-scale best."
(Evening Standard Titanic). "Owen McCafferty's rigorous verbatim play
provides an antidote to Titanic fatigue...Two months of hearings from 97
witnesses are whittled down to nine...What remains, even after a
century, is a disturbing sense of moral ambiguity: 1, 517 dead and no
one to blame.." (Guardian Quietly). "Vibrates with a violent tension so
taut that if you were a bystander...you'd hardly dare to breathe." (New
York Times). "Remarkable. inspired. The piece packs sweeping questions
about forgiveness and accountability into a tightly plotted encounter."
(Daily Telegraph). "The most powerful theatrical production I have had
the privilege of seeing...McCafferty's script is perfectly taut...This
play is extraordinary and completely unmissable." (Metro Herald
Unfaithful). "McCafferty excels with tight plotting and pithy, painful
The Times 'McCafferty writes with empathy and a wry humour that makes
for an absorbing - if painful - hour." (Financial Times). "Owen
McCafferty is a sly observer of the human heart." (Guardian Death of a
Comedian). "Despite the humour, McCafferty's play is a tragedy. his most
accomplished work to date." (Belfast Telegraph).