The Traverse Theatre announces a limited run of award winning show Mustard by Eva O’Connor, a Fishamble: The New Play Company production, online from 1st -14th December, in association with Sunday’s Child Theatre.
A one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism, by award-winning playwright and performer Eva O’Connor.
When E meets the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, love hits her in the pubic bone like a train. But when it ends she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped up team on the Tour de France.
'‘I am so thrilled that MUSTARD is part of the Traverse 3 programme. In such a tumultous year it's a real privilege to be part of such a great programme of work. To end 2020 knowing that MUSTARD is reaching such a wide online audience is a brilliant feeling.’
Writer and performer Eva O’ Connor
‘Fishamble: The New Play Company and Eva O’Connor have both had long-term connections with the Traverse, and are delighted to share MUSTARD in December, while live performances are not possible. The Traverse Theatre is a leading light in producing and showcasing new plays, and this new online initiative is typically innovative. Fishamble is delighted to be part of it.’
Fishamble Artistic Director Jim Culleton
Mustard is written and performed by Eva O’Connor and directed by Hildegard Ryan with lighting design by Marianne Nightingale and relighter Suzie Cummins.
WINNER Scotsman Fringe First Award 2019
‘What a privilege to see this …if you want to see a bit of real theatre, go see Mustard.’
‘Eva O’Connor has a fierce presence, as hot, fiery and burning as the mustard of her play’
★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag
‘Part Fleabag, part Marina Abramovich, it straddles the line between theatre and performance art.’
★★★★ Irish Times
This performance was filmed by Dublin Fringe Festival.
This recording is supported by Dublin Fringe Festival and Culture Ireland.
This production premiered at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019.
Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council, Dublin City Council, with international touring supported by Culture Ireland.
Embargo by Deirdre Kinahan returns online as part of The Pumphouse Presents by Dublin Port in December.
Embargo by Deirdre Kinahan returns online as part of The Pumphouse Presents, a Winter Festival of plays commissioned by Dublin Port Company. The Festival features work from axis Ballymun, ANU productions and Fishamble: The New Play Company, and will run from 11-23 December
Five plays were filmed in the beautiful Pumphouse Building in Dublin Port during the Summer of 2020 they will now be premiered online over five Friday Nights culminating in a week-long festival of theatre in December 2020.
These shows will be available free of charge as a gift from Dublin Port in these strange times. Donations will be accepted towards a new artist development fund to be managed by axis Ballymun.
'a fantastic performance in new circumstances'
President Michael D Higgins
'A brave, strongly acted production from the ever-reliable Fishamble'
★★★★ Irish Times
Embargo has been commissioned by Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Port Company and premiered as a live stream during Dublin Theatre Festival.
Irish Fiction Laureate and award-winning writer, Sebastian Barry’s critically acclaimed play On Blueberry Hill to audiences around the world as it debuts on Audible on 19th November.
Fishamble's On Blueberry Hill is Sebastian Barry’s first new play in ten years, and previously ran in Dublin and New York before making its London premiere at Trafalgar Studios in March. Reprising their roles for the Audible production are Irish Times Theatre Award and Olivier Award winner Niall Buggy (Uncle Vanya, Penelope) and West End and Broadway star David Ganly (Body of Lies, Sunset Song).
Originally produced by the Olivier award-winning theatre company, Fishamble: The New Play Company, directed by Jim Culleton with music by Denis Clohessy, On Blueberry Hill is a powerful exploration of freedom, friendship, and forgiveness. It features best of friends and worst of enemies Christy and PJ, who are destined to share their lives for twenty years. As the two men reflect on the hope and torment of life outside – they slowly uncover the events that have led them to their world with explosive, bittersweet consequences.
Born in Dublin in 1955, Sebastian Barry’s novels and plays have won, among other awards, the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, the Costa Book of the Year award, the Irish Book Awards Best Novel, the Independent Booksellers Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He also had two consecutive novels, A Long Long Way (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008), shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. He lives in Wicklow with his wife and three children.
On Blueberry Hill is now available to pre-order on Audible here priced at £5.19 or 1 credit for Audible members.
On Blueberry Hill joins a wealth of Audible productions performed by world-class talent, including: The Year of Magical Thinking performed by Emmy award winner Vanessa Redgrave, Until The Flood, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize nominee Dael Orlandersmith; True West performed by Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn; Girls and Boys performed by Carey Mulligan; Radio performed by Adam Gillen; Iphigenia In Splott performed by Sophie Melville; Sakina’s Restaurant written and performed by Aasif Mandvi; and Harry Clarke starring Billy Crudup and David Cale.
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