Theatre / 19-22 April 2023

Conversations After Sex

Tickets: €22/€18

Duration: 85mins

Show Time: 19, 20, 22 April at 19:30 | 21 April at 18:30 & 21:15

In unexpected conversations after anonymous sexual encounters, a woman discovers men with the same deep need to connect. Anchored by a stunning, tour-de-force performance by Kate Stanley Brennan, multi-award-winning writer Mark O’Halloran and director Tom Creed (Trade, Best New Play, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011) reunite for this funny, tender and brutally honest new work from THISISPOPBABY.

WINNER Best New Play, Irish Theatre Awards 2022.


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Written by Mark O’Halloran
Directed by Tom Creed
Performed by Kate Stanley Brennan, Fionn Ó Loingsigh (Walton), Clelia Murphy
Set & Costume Design Sarah Bacon
Lighting Design Sarah Jane Shiels
Music Composition Emma O’Halloran
Sound Design Ivan Birthistle
Movement & Intimacy Director Sue Mythen
Producer Carla Rogers


Mark O’Halloran

Mark O’Halloran is a writer/ actor from Ennis, Co. Clare. He has worked with many of the major theatre companies in Ireland. On screen he has appeared in numerous films, most notably as one of the eponymous heroes in ADAM & PAUL (which he also wrote), and the lead role of MP in History’s Future directed by Fiona Tan. Most recently he appeared in Shane Meadow’s Channel 4 drama, The Virtues, for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the IFTA awards 2020. He will be appearing in upcoming feature, The Miracle Club, alongside Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, and Laura Linney.

Tom Creed

Tom Creed is a theatre and opera director. His productions have been seen at all the major Irish theatres and festivals, and in over thirty cities on three continents. With THISISPOPBABY he has directed Conversations After Sex,  Sure Look It, Fuck It,  I Am Tonie Walsh, Trade, and  All Over Town (with Calippo Theatre Company).

Kate Stanley Brennan

Kate’s theatre work includes her self-penned show Walk for Me (Project Arts Centre), Conversations After Sex, SHIT, and RIOT (THISISPOPBABY), The Plough and the Stars (Lyric Hammersmith/Abbey Theatre), Crestfall – ITTA nomination Best Ensemble (Druid), The White Devil (Shakespeare’s Globe), Hedda Gabler, The Risen People, Terminus, Saved, Playboy of the Western World (Abbey Theatre), The Night Alive (Lyric/Gaiety), Wuthering Heights, Salomé (The Gate), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot – ITTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Love and Money – ITTA nomination for Best Actress (Project/ Everyman). Screen credits include Float like a Butterfly (Samson), Fading Away (Filmbase), Inspector Jury (IJ Productions), Chasing Green (Hallmark), Doll House, Raw, Fair City (RTÉ), The Tudors (HBO). Kate sings under the name MissKate, and has released an EP Walk for Me.

Fionn Ó Loingsigh

Theatre credits include Signing The Treaty (ANU Productions), The Last Return (Druid, Galway International Festival, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and Gate Theatre, Dublin), Portia Coughlan (Abbey Theatre), Conversations After Sex (THISISPOPBABY), The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane (Pan Pan/Abbey Theatre), The Plough and the Stars (The National, London), Juno and the Paycock (Gate Theatre, Dublin), Deadly (Peacock Theatre, Dublin), Juno and the Paycock (Liverpool Playhouse and Bristol Old Vic). Screen include Witness Number Three (Channel 5), Tin Star S3 (Sky Atlantic), Darklands (Virgin Media One), Trigonometry (BBC), Broken (BBC), Moonfleet (Sky), Trivia S2 (RTÉ), Jack Taylor: The Dramatist (TV3), Raw S4 (RTÉ), Her Name Is, Delinquent Season, Cardboard Gangsters, What Richard Did.

Clelia Murphy

Conversations after Sex is Clelia’s debut with THISISPOPBABY. Clelia is perhaps best known for playing the role of Niamh Brennan in RTÉ’s flagship television drama series Fair City, a role she played for 22 years before leaving the show in 2017. Since then she has been based between Ireland and the UK. Most recently she has completed filming series 2 of The Madam Blanc Mysteries for Channel 5 and Acorn TV and Jane Seymour’s Harry Wilde, another Acorn TV original. Clelia also plays the part of Maeve Ludlow in the BBC’s drama series Doctors. Most recent stage credits include Stephen Jones’ Summerhill, Secrets of Primrose Square, and the UK & Ireland Tour of The Sound of Music for Bill Kenwright Productions. Film and television credits include DANNY BOY, Bernard Dunne’s Mythical Heroes for RTE, DARE TO BE WILD, THE GAELIC CURSE, and THE BADGEMAN CONSPIRACY.. Clelia also worked on GRABBERS for Samson Films, Parallel Pictures’ THE GIFT OF THE MAGI and Stephen Kane’s award-winning THE CROOKED MILE.

Clelia is also one of Ireland’s most experienced Voiceover Artists with a career that has seen her lending her voice to some of Ireland’s biggest brands and best-loved shows.


‘Five stars for Mark O’Halloran’s extraordinary new play…Kate Stanley Brennan is sublime’
The Irish Times

‘Five stars for Mark O’Halloran’s extraordinary new play…Kate Stanley Brennan is sublime’
The Irish Times

‘A portrayal of grief that is unforgettable in its rawness’
The Guardian

‘A powerful portrayal of the rawness of grief’
The Sunday Times


Funded by the Arts Council with support from Dublin Theatre Festival, Mermaid Arts Centre and Dublin City Council. National tour supported by the Arts Council.

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


Age advisory: 15+

This performance contains brief full nudity, themes of an adult nature, and references to suicide.

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