Grief, pride and the other woman
Peter Sheridan is an award winning writer, playwright, screenwriter and director. He's in Paris with a dramatisation of his memoirs 'Forty Seven Roses' and '44.' It's the powerful account of an obsessive love affair, involving his father, his mother and a mysterious 'other' woman.
One thing my mother taught me…. There may be people as good as you in the world but there’s nobody better.
For me Paris is…. Samuel Beckett sitting in a café drinking coffee.
My first thought when I wake up….thank God I’m still breathing.
If I wasn’t a writer I would be….a professional footballer with Manchester United. In the attack with George Best to my right and Bobby Charlton to my left.
My motto for life is….Be of good cheer for a cranky old person is the crowning work of the devil.
My main vice is…. Gambling. I can’t resist it. Sometimes I get carried away by my instinct for a 'sure thing.' Of course there is no such thing as a certainty, something I have learned to my cost.
On my gravestone they will write….here lies a Dublin man who would have married his native city if she’d been a woman.
Peter Sheriden will be performing the dramatisation of his memoirs during 'An Evening with Peter Sheridan' at the Centre culturel irlandais in Paris on 10th/11th March 2011.