Written by Marina Carr and directed by Selina Cartmell, 'Woman and Scarecrow' is a new Abbey production as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. With Olwen Fouéré and Barbara Brennan in the title roles, we find a dying woman, a scarecrow keeping her company and death itself - whatever death is - waiting in the wardrobe. On paper it seems that things couldn't be bleaker - not least for the audience - but the play is in fact much more than just a long, dark night by a deathbed. And of course, as with all of Marina Carr's work, we are not always entirely sure of the who, the what, the where and the when. 'Woman and Scarecrow' is at the Peacock Theatre until 10 November.