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ON A HOUSE LIKE A FIRE by Michelle Read. Music by Brian Keegan

May 20th - June 8th, 2024

At 1pm

An affectionate mother-daughter story and a moving meditation on the nature of memory itself.

‘beautifully crafted…the narrative oozes truth’ Sunday Independent

With a SOIRÉE PERFORMANCE at 7pm on Thursday, May 30th, 2024

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BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE is proud to present...

ON A HOUSE LIKE A FIRE

By Michelle Read with music by Brian Keegan

Sometimes in a gesture, or in a turn of phrase, sometimes in the scent of hairspray, or glimpsed in an old photograph, a person reappears. 

In this evocative and moving show, writer-performer Michelle Read collaborates with composer Brian Keegan, to recreate the experience of remembering her mother, Margaret, through fragments and glimpses of her life.

‘Keegan’s atmospheric music unspools throughout… full of affection and warmth’ Irish Independent

 

Margaret lived with Alzheimers and loved to walk by the coast. Michelle uses the things she has left of her mum, including photographs and significant objects, to gradually reveal Margaret’s story and to share the universal experience of remembering someone.

‘utterly absorbing…’

‘a beautiful one-woman drama… done with great feeling, affection and atmosphere’ Irish Mail on Sunday (Show of the week)

Age guidance: 13+

Duration: 50 minutes

BOOKING INFORMATION

May 22nd (preview 20th & 21st) to June 8th,  2024
There will be a SOIRÉE SHOW at 7pm on May 30th, 2024
Mon-Sat at 1pm (doors open at 12.50pm)
Tickets: Low-price Mon/Tues €10, Wed/Thurs €12, Fri/Sat €15.
SOIRÉE Tickets : €12

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible via the main Grafton Street entrance with a lift to the second  floor. For aural or visual needs, we can seat people towards the front (contact 0868784001 to arrange)

CAST AND CREW

 

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY:Michelle Read

MUSIC COMPOSED BY:Brian Keegan

SET DESIGN:Ellen Kirk and House Like a Fire productions

LIGHTING:Eoin Winning

PHOTOGRAPHY:Shane McCarthy

 

 As part of Bealtaine-Festival 2024

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