June/ July 2018 news and dates

Hello. Thanks for dropping by. June was an eventful one, with appearances at the Cat Laughs, Cork Midsummer Festival

Autonomy – the second greatest of all the A-words

On May 2nd 2018, at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, Anna Cosgrave and the Repeal Project very kindly let me speak at the Repeal/ Together for Yes fundraiser. In the year where we vote on repealing the 8th amendment from the Irish constitution, of course I spoke (and sang) about ABBA. Here’s what I said (and sang): … Continued

Not A Funny Word for Everyman Theatre, Cork

I am very excited to announce that Not A Funny Word will play at the Everyman Theatre in Cork. We’ll be there on April 26th 2018 for one night only. You can book here. It’s also available to book on tour. If a venue near you would like to book it, here’s how to get … Continued

‘Not a Funny Word’ for Where We Live 2018

Big news. My one-woman show Not a Funny Word will be co-produced by This is Pop Baby and The Abbey Theatre in 2018. It will first feature as part of Where We Live in conjunction with St. Patricks Festival, March 6 -10 at The Complex in Smithfield, with hopes to take it further afield. Tickets … Continued

Update Autumn Winter 2017

Hello. Hope you’re well and enjoying the mildness weatherwise. My one-woman show Not A Funny Word was put on as a work in progress at the Peacock Theatre and I hope to have an announcement about it soon. It’s a comedy show – with songs – based on what was not at all a funny time in my life. … Continued

Autumn Winter 2016

Hello. I’m mostly back in my writing bunker and there won’t be anything to show for that for a while, aside from clumps of my own hair as I tear them out. But there are a few appearances coming up:

Spring 2016 News

Great news! After sold-out shows at Bristol Old Vic and Wilton’s Music Hall, Beckett’s All That Fall, directed by Max Stafford-Clark is transferring to The Arts Theatre in the West End. Tickets and details here. Listen to the BBC Radio Four recording here. (Available til May 25.) On April 23 I have a one-night stand back in Ireland, … Continued

Words With Teeth, Lingo Festival “Country”

Today, I took part in a fantastic spoken word event as part of Dublin’s Lingo Festival. Words With Teeth saw six of us doing new work for the first time, facing off against an opponent. I was “Country” to Dave Rudden’s “City,” You read and then the audience votes and the craic is had. The audio version … Continued

Speaking out about abortion

On Saturday September 5th 2015, as part of Amnesty International Ireland’s “My Body, My Rights” event, I told my story.: in 2006, I traveled to the Netherlands for an abortion. (Abortion is all but completely illegal in Ireland, thanks in large part to the 8th amendment of our constitution which equates the rights of a foetus with … Continued