An ordinary couple with an extraordinary love relive their darkest secrets, deepest passions and heart-breaking truths. One of New Zealand’s most popular and widely performed plays, this is the story of Tom and Elizabeth, who sell the farm, fight, make-up, love and grow old. A moving and magical love story, both passionate and brutal.
An Evening with Great Irish Writers is an intoxicating mix of humour and pathos, satire and astute observation supplied by some of Ireland’s most famous writers of the past - Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, W B Yeats, J M Synge, Percy French, James Joyce, Sean O’Casey and more.
The week of June 25th-29th is a series of presentations for 3 different advanced courses on different evenings, from Flying Turtle Productions (formerly Abbey School of Drama).
The main theme of Quicksand is the idea of "Trial By Media”, a product of the tabloid press and their need to compete with social media, in a culture of "Fake News”. We see fact based Journalism becoming a dying art as the tabloids eschew balanced reporting for sensationalism and scapegoating.
Join Maud as she takes you through the momentous events of her life - her affair with a French republican, leading protests against the British Empire, dabbling in the occult and a short but significant acting career - to weave a complex portrait of a woman fighting for the right to fight.
The historical and autobiographical links in the show contextualise the paintings and the poems, marking the various milestones in Reardon’s life; from early education in New York, arrival in Dublin, embarking on a career in the arts, marriage, children and career to date.
A selection of excerpts from the final book in Edna O’Brien’s acclaimed trilogy, The Country Girls.
Romantic Kate and pragmatic Baba, now both married, experience the trials and troubles of love and passion against the backdrop of 1960s London.
Amy De Bhrún weaves together poetry and an original soundscape by Jack Cawley to shed light on the hidden stories of Lady Mary Heath and her contemporary counterpart Mary – two women, one story, a century apart. A call to arms, I SEE YOU explores the dangerous cyclical nature of female oppression and the devastating consequences of allowing countless women’s voices to go unheard.
Set in Lagos Nigeria, Boy Child is a spoken word play exploring the nuanced life of a modern day man coming to terms with his masculinity from childhood to adulthood, and how this journey is affected by the women in his life. Boy Child is the story of a boy trying to be a better man than his father.
The Tide is a black comedy about the lengths this unlikely pair will go to, to make their dreams a reality. How far would you go for a dream? How far would you go for the life you want? The Tide is set in rural Ireland where seemingly ordinary people who never did anything “out of the way” decide that change must come .
The Plot tells the story of the ghost of a 19th century suicided woman. Returning to demand her rights to a grave and a decent place to rest, she is interviewed by a council worker to determine if she is eligible for a plot. The ghost reveals her fragmented story, despite her interviewer’s limited ability to understand. As the interview continues, the ghost reveals a connection between the two women that dates back to antiquity. Meanwhile, a demon hovers intent on luring the ghost back to his world of the undead.
Tonight is the biggest party of the year. Emma and Clementine are prepped to impress, it's all they have been waiting for. But Cassie is acting weird. She has a secret. It's not pretty. Only pretty fits in Emma's world. When appearance is no longer enough she dares to dig a little deeper and with it, risks everything...
We’ve told ghost stories to each other for millennia, and this is no different. Sitting in the auditorium watching the suspenseful tale of the signalman haunted by visions of a terrifying spectre, the audience get to escape real-life for a while and share in the story with the cast and each other.