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Hatch Theatre Company, Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival
Ireland

The Talk of the Town

By Emma Donoghue

Venue Project Arts Centre
Date 1 Oct - 14 Oct 7.30pm
27 Sep - 30 Sep Previews
30 Sep 6pm
7 Oct 6pm
14 Oct 6pm
6 Oct 2.30pm
7 Oct 1pm
13 Oct 2.30pm
14 Oct 1pm
Duration 1hr 45mins



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
Choreographer 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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‘I was born to be a New Yorker.’
 
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.
 
Multi award-winning Emma Donoghue, author of the worldwide bestseller Room, returns to the theatre with this dazzling new play inspired by the life and work of a pioneering writer and remarkable woman.
 
A Dublin Theatre Festival commission with the support of Irish Theatre Trust.
‘I was born to be a New Yorker.’
 
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.
 
Multi award-winning Emma Donoghue, author of the worldwide bestseller Room, returns to the theatre with this dazzling new play inspired by the life and work of a pioneering writer and remarkable woman.
 
A Dublin Theatre Festival commission with the support of Irish Theatre Trus
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        ‘Emma Donoghue’s biographical drama honours Brennan’s verve, the haunted elegance of her prose and the agitated circumstances of its creation, all of which                 Walker  beautifully combines.’ The Irish Times

‘mesmerising … Catherine Walker is wonderful … the set is absolutely magnificent’ BBC Radio Ulster

‘a terrific opening tableau … this production is a sensual, scrupulous and compelling examination of the rise and fall of one of Ireland’s most talented and equally troubled female literary figures’ Irish Theatre Magazine

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.
 
Multi award-winning Emma Donoghue, author of the worldwide bestseller Room, returns to the theatre with this dazzling new play inspired by the life and work of a pioneering writer and remarkable woman.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN IS SUPPORTED BY IRISH THEATRE TRUST.

HATCH IS PART OF PROJECT CATALYST, AN INITIATIVE OF PROJECT ARTS CENTRE.

 

Extra week added for THE TALK OF THE TOWN

Now running until October 20th at Project Arts Centre.

 

All bookings for performances from October 16th – 20th are through Project Arts Centre

Phone: +353 (01) 881 9613/4

Online: www.projectartscentre.ie

In Person at Project Box Office (39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2), Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm.

           
           
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