Friday  March 20th @ 8pm. Tickets €16/€14. Box Office: 047 39777
The Curious Ensemble’s production of Maura Laverty–This Was Your Life,  premiered in The Viking Theatre for 2 weeks in September 2019. It played to full houses and was a popular and critical success. The show, starring Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Malachy Mc Kenna, will tour nationally in Spring 2020.
‘Writer Maura Laverty’s life is a fascinating tale of talent and tenacity; she is brought back to life in this charming play full of detail, wit and tragedy. The play mimics the form of the old biographical BBC TV show hosted by Eamonn Andrews called This Is Your Life. In this case, a forgotten celebrity is dug up and taken through her life story in front of a live audience (us) with plenty of internet commentary and Twitter interaction. This televisual light-entertainment shape is an ingenious solution to covering the biography of someone about whom little is know. Writers Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Yvonne Quinn knit much psychological subtlety into this schematic shape…