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North of Riga

A man's strength is in his hair. A woman's dreams are in hers...

When a mysterious woman arrives in a small Northern Irish fishing port and opens a hairdressing salon, the locals discover she has a curious effect on their lives as she plies her trade. The Latvian girls working in the fish factory say she is a witch, but no one really knows who she is or where she came from. Or why. When thirteen year old Lorna meets and befriends the mysterious hairdresser, Sarah, the fate of the two soon become entangled.

Lorna, a solitary child remarkable for her long tangled fair hair, is a concern of the welfare services; she is rarely at school, apparently running wild and is more often than not to be found at the harbour with local homeless couple Mervyn and Sandra. Like Sarah, Lorna has a secret she doesn't want anyone to discover. But when another mysterious stranger arrives in town, Sarah's past finally catches up with her, and Lorna makes the one sacrifice she can to save Sarah's future - and her own.

A contemporary fable of magic and murder from award-winning writer Eoin McNamee, starring Amybeth McNulty as Lorna and Branka Katic as Sarah.

Other parts were played Barra Best, Bronagh Taylor and members of the cast.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 19 Feb 2014 14:15


Role Contributor
LornaAmybeth McNulty
SarahBranka Katic
MervynDes McAleer
SandraJulia Dearden
MarcusVelibor Topic
MichaelaUlrika Belogriva
FreyaNatalia Ryumina
ChristineJo Donnelly
PolicemanMichael Condron
ActorBarra Best
ActorBronagh Taylor
WriterEoin McNamee
ProducerHeather Larmour