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HEATHER by Thomas Eccleshare
April 15 - May 04, 2019
Time: 1pm (doors at 12.50pm)
Back by Popular Demand - Excellent Contemporary International Playwriting

A thrilling exploration of identity and creativity
Bewley’s Café Theatre in association with Pageant Wagon is proud to present a revival of the Irish Premiere Production of...


by Thomas Eccleshare

Featuring Aenne Barr and Dermot Magennis
Directed by Liam Halligan

A reclusive writer. A massive bestseller. A dark secret.
What are you willing to forget?
What are you willing to forgive?

A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or the story? HEATHER is a short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories.

"Hot-button play delivered in slick and enticing package" **** IRISH INDEPENDENT

"contains its own share of twists and revelations... assured production" IRISH TIMES

“A brilliantly contrived quagmire of uncomfortable issues” ***** HERALD

"The twists come thick and fast in a show about identity, performance and authorship ..... consistently thrilling and stuffed to the gills with ideas that resonate perfectly with the big themes of identity" TIME OUT

“A thrilling exploration of... identity and creativity” **** THE SCOTSMAN

Composer - Denis Clohessy
Set Design - Kieran McBride

More reviews for HEATHER:

'...ferociously smart writing.' THE STAGE

'This is a small and almost perfectly formed look at identity, greed, publishing, and pens.' THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Harry Potter satire burns bright. Fluent, imaginative and bursting with resonance.' THE ARTS DESK

'The Darker Side Of Fantasy. Bold storytelling ponders the power of language.' EVENING STANDARD, GO LONDON

'Smart, sharp, and exhilarating. ... It’s hugely entertaining.' EXEUNT MAGAZINE

'Brilliantly imaginative and theatrically original.' VILE ARTS/ THE VILE BLOG

'...insightful exploration on the death of the author in the modern age.' A YOUNGER THEATRE

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT POST OUT TICKETS. We will have a record of your booking at the door.
Lunchtime shows start at 1.10pm (doors open from 12.50pm). Please arrive no later than 1pm. Thank you.

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NOTE: Soup service is suspended till further notice. In place of this we invite you to dine, before or after the show, in Bewley’s café.
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