Project Arts Centre presents



Dates: 21 Aug - 24 Aug

Show Time: 8:30pm

Tickets: €€14 - €12


Mother Tongue is in the emergency ward; each focal ag cryáil amach for the kiss of life. In this bilingual exploration of the fragile soul of Gaeilge, a Béarlóir and a subtitle operator slug it out with tongue tying, grammar wrestling, dictionary massacres and a mutant version of the Pepsi challenge. It’s a celebration of language as weapon, chicaning into some farcical linguistics and a revelatory revival meeting for forgotten words. Fully subtitled bilingual theatre.

Praise for Magan’s multi-award-nominated Broken Croí/Heart Briste.

“a nimble comic double act” Irish Times

“the most accessible and interesting Irish language play since An Triail” Sara Keating, ITM

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

21-24 SEPT 2011~ Tickets

€14/12 (conc)


MON 19 & TUES 20 SEPT 2011

Preview: 8.30PM for €10

75 Minutes

Performed in Irish and English with subtitles.

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email (Mon-Fri during office hours)


Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.


Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.

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Manchán Magan performs with Roxanna Nic Liam. Willie White directs.

Developed with co-operation from PROJECT CATALYST and Foras na Gaeilge.

Performed in Irish and English with surtitles.

Country: Ireland

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