Three Monologue Plays for Female Performers - Sonya Kelly, Noni Stapleton, Margaret McAuliffe
Published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017
Includes The Wheelchair On My Face by Sonya Kelly, Charolais by Nono Stapleton, and The Humours of Bandon by Margaret McAuliffe.
THE WHEELCHAIR ON MY FACE
‘I got my first pair of glasses when I was seven. A nurse came to the school and tested everyone’s eyes. And so it was discovered why I’d thrown bread to the floating crisp packets in our local pond and walked into lamp posts and said, ’excuse me’. Until that day the world was a swirl of moving coloured blobs. I thought it was the same for everyone. How wrong I was.’
WINNER: SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD 2012
CRITICS’ PICK, New York Times
‘Wonderfully fresh script..highly endearing’
The Sunday Business Post
A surreal, black comedy of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. Set on a farm in rural Ireland, Siobhan is forced to share the affections of her farmer boyfriend with the other women in his life – a sneering mother-in-law figure, and a sexy French cow. This is a muddy place of simmering desire, mixing the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex.
WINNER: LITTLE GEM AWARD Dublin Fringe Festival
WINNER: BEST MONOLOGUE BOUQUET Edinburgh Festival
WINNER: STEWART PARKER TRUST AWARD
“A fast paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair.”
THE HUMOURS OF BANDON
On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?
WINNER: Best Theatre Script Writers’ Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Awards
WINNER of the Little Gem Award Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
‘…witty and warm… McAuliffe, like this rather perfectly formed show, is a winner…’
★★★★ The Times