Project Arts Centre presents



Dates: 27 Sep - 20 Oct

Show Time: Various times

Tickets: €25-30

Extra Dates Added

Space Upstairs

By Hatch Theatre Company. Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival


Due to popular demand, extra performances have been added – 16 – 20 Oct

Ireland and America collide. From the red-brick suburbs of Ranelagh to the giddy heights of 1950s Manhattan, one woman – the iconic Maeve Brennan – made the leap. Daughter of a famous revolutionary father, she threw herself into the glamour of New York literary circles while writing heartbreaking stories of a very different world back in Dublin.

Beautiful, mercurial and devastatingly truthful in her work, she fascinated the world, including the brilliant and volatile men in her life at The New Yorker.

Award-winning Emma Donoghue, author of the world-wide bestseller Room, returns to the theatre with this dazzling world première inspired by the life and work of a pioneering writer and remarkable woman.


Emma Donoghue and Annabelle Comyn in conversation.

30 September, post-show approx 7.45pm

The Talk of the Town is Supported by Irish Theatre Trust.

Hatch is part of PROJECT CATALYST, an initiative of Project Arts Centre

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

1 – 20 OCT 2012 ~ Tickets

25 – 30

Previews, 27 – 30 Sept

30 Sept, 7 & 14 Oct, 6.00pm

27 & 28 Sept, 1 – 6 Oct, 7 – 13 Oct and 16 – 20 7.30p,

Matinees, 6 & 13 & 20 Oct, 2.30pm and 7 & 14 Oct, 1pm

Duration approx 1h 45mins no interval

*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.

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Directed by Annabelle Comyn

Set Design by Paul O’Mahony

Costume Design by Peter O’Brien

Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers

Original Music and Sound Design by Philip Stewart

Chereography by Liz Roche

Cast Barry Barnes, Lorcan Cranitch, Michele Forbes, Steve Gunn, Darragh Kelly, Owen McDonnell with Catherine Walker as Maeve Brennan

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