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Project Arts Centre presents
Dates: 27 Sep - 20 Oct
Show Time: Various times
Extra Dates Added
By Hatch Theatre Company. Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….
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THE TALK OF THE TOWN
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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