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How to Keep an Alien

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A real-life tale of love beyond the legal system that will have you in stitches and melt your heart at the same time, How to Keep an Alien is a must watch.” ★★★★★
Edinburgh Festival's Magazine

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    Written bySonya Kelly
    Start date6 Aug 2015
    End date30 Aug 2015
  • TicketsPreviews £12/£8 concession. Other: Full price £18 / Standard concession £13 / Other concession £8
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

    UK PREMIERE
    ROUGH MAGIC IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOHO THEATRE

    A touching tale of falling in love and proving it to the government.

    Sonya Kelly (The Wheelchair on my Face, Fringe First Award 2012) is back with a tearfully funny, tender memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner. Join her madcap odysseyfrom the stony townlands of Ireland to the leafy depths of the Queensland bush.

    It’s a tricky business coming from opposite ends of the earth. It takes an Olympian will and the heart of a whale, but above all else, paperwork. It takes a hell of a lot of paperwork.

    www.roughmagic.ie / @RoughMagicIRL

    Preview
    Thu 6 August (3.45pm)

    Preview ticket price
    £12/ £8 concession

    Dates
    Fri 7 – Sun 30 August

    Tickets
    Full price £18
    Standard concession £13
    Other concession £8

    The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.

    Venue
    T2

    Age Recommendation
    14+

    Note: Contains some mild swearing and sexual references.

    Image by Anthony Woods

    Supported by Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland

    • Sonya Kelly

      Writer
    • Gina Moxley

      Director
    • Sarah Jane Shiels

      Lighting Designer, Set Designer
    • Sonya Kelly and Justin Murphy

      Cast
    • Carl Kennedy

      Sound Designer
    • A real-life tale of love beyond the legal system that will have you in stitches and melt your heart at the same time, How to Keep an Alien is a must watch.” ★★★★★
      Edinburgh Festival's Magazine
    • A funny and life-affirming love story, Alien is a real treat.” ★★★★
      The Skinny
    • A joy to watch from start to finish.”
      Across The Arts
    • Warm and funny, full of wit and warmth.” ★★★★
      Exeunt Magazine
    • A very, very funny show full of wry, laugh-out-loud moments.” ★★★★
      The Guardian
    • Kelly makes for an engaging presence in this most charming of romances… some killer one-liners.” ★★★★
      The Herald
    • “Kelly is a tremendously witty and entertaining writer and performer…”
      The Scotsman
    • The award for most laughs goes to Irish writer performer Sonya Kelly” ★★★★
      The Financial Times
    • As heart-warming as it is funny” ★★★★
      Evening Standard
    • A perfectly joyous piece of theatre, with loads of laugh” ★★★★
      Edinburgh Reporter
    • Romantic and life affirming story.” ★★★★
      TVBomb
    • Love, in Kelly’s charming performance, is wittily and imaginatively worth the struggle”
      The Irish Times
    • Joyous…”
      The Sunday Times
    • Funny and touching” ★★★★
      The Times
    • A beautiful and tender tale of burgeoning love told with a sweetness that, as a heterosexual male, I am not afraid to admit brought an occasional tear to my eye.” ★★★★
      Mumble Theatre
     
     

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