The Patient Gloria

UK premiere | Gina Moxley and Abbey Theatre in association with Pan Pan Theatre Company By Gina Moxley
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The Patient Gloria wowed audiences at the Abbey Theatre during its sold-out world premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Inspired by the 1965 films Three Approaches To Psychotherapy (The Gloria films), this provocative and upfront meditation on therapy and female desire in a new political context where misogyny is the winning ticket is a mash up of re-enactment, real footage, lived experience and a punk gig.

An experimental extravaganza featuring ‘the bawdiest performance of the year’ (Exeunt Magazine), The Patient Gloria is ‘very funny, very explicit and very sobering’ (Sunday Independent). And therapeutic. It’s very therapeutic.

Winner: 2019 Scotsman Fringe First award
Winner: 2019 Herald Angel award

Supported by Culture Ireland.

Image: Lara Cappelli

★★★★ Independent
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ Fest Magazine
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ A Younger Theatre
★★★★ Across the Arts


  • WriterGina Moxley
  • DirectorJohn McIlduff
  • Set DesignerAndrew Clancy
  • Costume DesignerSarah Bacon
  • Sound DesignerAdam Welsh
  • Lighting DesignerSinead Wallace
  • AV DesignerConan McIvor
  • CastGina Moxley, Liv O’Donoghue, Jane Deasy

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