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My Name is Saoirse

My Name is Saoirse

O’Connor’s lyrical script and measured performance are an evocative combination.
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    Written byEva O'Connor
    Start date18 Feb 2016
    End date20 Feb 2016
  • TicketsFull price £16.50 / Concession £13.50 / Other concession £8.50
    Genre Theatre,

    Sunday’s Child

    1987: Ireland has just won the Eurovision, mobile phones are about to be invented and, in Limerick, Saoirse O'Brien is sick of her best friend calling her a frigid. After agreeing to a night of drinking with the lads in Wilson's Pub, she discovers her pregnancy, and is forced to set out on a journey that leads her miles from home and the carefree adolescence she once knew.

    Winner of First Fortnight Award 2014.
    Eva O’Connor is one of the Traverse Fifty writers. / @SundaysCTheatre

    Dates & Times
    Thu 18 – Sat 20 Feb, 8pm

    Full price £16.50
    Standard concession £13.50
    Other concession £8.50

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information. 

    Post-show Discussion
    Sat 20 Feb

    Pre-show workshop
    Fri 19 Feb, 4-6pm

    A creative, informal workshop tailored for teenage girls aged 15-18, led by My Name is Saoirse writer and performer Eva O'Connor and assistant director Tara Doolan.

    In a world where girls are often forced to conform, say the right things or even silenced, theatre is an essential medium of expression. In this session, we will examine strong female voices in theatre and help you find your own. We will look at various female monologues and then through discussion and exercises we will focus on creating characters of our own. We will explore what makes a character strong, individual, and intriguing. 

    This workshop is free to book, when purchasing a ticket for My Name is Saorise. No experience necessary. Please contact Sunniva Ramsay for more info and to book a place. 


    Age Recommendation

    Note: Contains strong language. 

    Image by Hildegard Ryan

    • Hildegard Ryan

    • David Doyle

    • Daniel Cummins

    • Eva O'Connor

      Cast, Writer
    • O’Connor’s lyrical script and measured performance are an evocative combination.
      The Irish Times
    • There’s a lyrical, grounded quality to her story, like an old Irish folk song or an ancient epic poem.
      Exeunt Magazine

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