Fly Me to the Moon

by Marie Jones

He never won any more than a couple a quid, but that was his life…all he had…his paper , the horses, memories of singing along with Frank Sinatra and a life of misery.. he was better off dead in my opinion

Francis and Loretta are broke community care workers. Davy, one of their charges, has had a posthumous win on the horses and the women grapple with their conscience. Marie Jones’ new black comedy investigates whether we are valued more in life or in death.

Paines Plough is partnering with Glasgow’s legendary A Play, A Pie and A Pint to bring you five new plays by five of of the UK’s leading writers – April De Angelis, David Harrower, Marie Jones, Linda McLean and Gary Owen – on tour in England, Scotland and Ireland, with a pie and a pint thrown in.

Image by Sam Leighton

A Paines Plough, Òran Mór, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre Dublin, Belgrade Theatre, Live Theatre and Traverse Theatre Production


Creative Team


Marie Jones


James Grieve


Patrick McGurn


Grant Anderson


Scott Twynholm

Assistant Director

Jack Lowe


Abigail McGibbon

Katie Tumelty