Original Writing for Short Plays Festival
16th – 19th January 2013
- Entropy written and directed by Rob Carlile
- Symbollocks written and directed by Martha Hegarty
- Matilda Takes A Bath written and directed by Nikki Burke
- The Trial written and directed by Mark O’ Sullivan
Like a Virgin by Gordon Steel
23rd – 26th January 2013
A romp through the bubble-gum years of teenage life. Angela and Mazine, besotted with Madonna, play truant from school, form a band, attempt to write songs and, with hairbrushes in hand, live out their adolescent dreams of becoming famous. Meanwhile Angela’s mother, Viv, struggles to come to terms with her marriage break-up and her daughter’s explosive lifestyle, as the play roller-coasters through hope, sex, ambition, despair, and, most of all, love.
Marcus by Eoghan McConville
30th January – 2nd February 2013
Marcus as a young man has visions of grandeur and wants to change the world. His website PARTY allows people to offer solutions to world problems among other ideas. PARTY goes on to influence every country in the world with Marcus as the dictator running the site.
Deirdre of the Sorrows by John Millington Synge
6th – 9th February 2013
This was Synge’s final play and is a retelling of the classic Irish tale of Clann Uisnigh and the ill-fated love of Deirdre and Naoise.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
13th – 16th February 2013
Ten people who had been complicit in the deaths of others but thus far escaped notice or punishment are tricked into coming to an island. Although they are the only people on the island, each guest is successively murdered in a manner paralleling the deaths enumerated in the nursery rhyme, “Ten Little Indians”.