Our February 2020 performance online of Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan. This is an award winning play set in a Magdalene laundry during the 1960’s. It is one of the first plays to tell the story of the Magdalene laundries and was inspired by Patricia’s own experience as a young novitiate. Her play highlights the plight of four women who struggle to bear the austerity of their existence and desire to break the shackles of this landmark of societal repression. This is a poignant, funny, moving and sad play. We are starkly reminded of the brutal intolerance of ‘female deviance’ in our
Two of Ireland’s most innovative, expert and powerful storytellers talking about their craft!
Bewley's Café Theatre, as part of its new writing venture PERCOLATE, are proud to present two Public Interviews with leading theatre artists about the creation of their work, their processes and experiences.
On April 21, Mark O'Halloran will be in conversation with Eugene O'Brien and on April 22, Louise Lowe will be in conversation with Veronica Coburn.
Both events start live at 7pm and are free to the public. Audiences will need to register to receive a link for each event.
“You used to swing me on our garden gate. In and out, out and in, me, on top of the gate, safe because I was in your arms, my father's big strong arms.”
Recalling events that may or may not have happened, people he may or may not have known, an elderly father weaves his life, funny, angry, poignant, as if in a dream. His daughter, perched outside his window, as close as the pandemic allows, responds with conflicting memories. They sing and argue, they broach dangerous ground, their profound love apparent despite themselves, until the visiting hour is up.
This moving new play ab