12 - 30 Jun
Cockamamy. Adj. Ludicrous. Nonsensical.
Alice and her granddaughter Rosie are a team. They live together, eat together, watch Countdown together. But for Alice, things have started to become ludicrous. Nonsensical.
Winner of the Lustrum Award for Outstanding New Play, Cockamamy is a hilarious, achingly poignant portrayal of what it means to live with dementia.
24 & 25 Jun
It’s the 1980s, ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland are at their height. But life goes on and some people just want to get their leg over! An explosive dark comedy examining the relationship between Ireland and England told through those trapped in their own situations.
Andrew and Abby Borden are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on August 4th, 1892. Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect. Tried but acquitted of the crime, the story goes that she wielded the axe that killed them. Overnight, she became America's original “mad, bad and dangerous to know” icon of tabloid and rumour.
‘You’ll catch your death out here.’ ‘Well I’m not here to catch a bus, am I?’ One howling night in Northern Ireland, Ma discovers Moira on the edge of Warrenpoint pier, full of cheap whiskey and desperate to end it all… Is it too late to bring her daughter home? MEDICINE is a quick-witted tragicomedy by the up-and-coming, award-winning playwright Meghan Tyler. This beautiful tale, set against the wild backdrop of the Irish sea, explores the primal bond between a mother and her daughter. Boldly funny and achingly sad, MEDICINE captures the uncompromising way our lives can become suffocated by the effects of mental illness.