Mary and Me Sat 20th Oct 2018
Patrick Talbot Productions by arrangement with Wild Productions presents
Mary and Me
Written and performed by Irene Kelleher
Directed by Belinda Wild
‘A stunning debut (as playwright) by actor Irene Kelleher-a powerful production wrapped up in a powerhouse performance-go see it while you can’
****The Arts Review Dublin, July 2018
“The play is not provocative, or even very intense. What happens to the young girl in the latter half of the play is obviously traumatic for her, but it is handled in a very sensitive way. And there is a lot of humour in the piece. Nobody will take offence at the play, holy or otherwise, and of course it is inspired by something that actually happened.”
A teenage girl begins a series of conversations with a statue of the Virgin Mary in a grotto.
Inspired by the story of Ann Lovett, MARY AND ME is a compelling imagining of a young woman’s search for understanding and meaning when at a milestone in her life.
‘Riveting-you could not pray to find a better show at this Edinburgh Festival’
****The Edinburgh Guide 2017
It is also a rich and funny evocation of the Ireland of the 1980’s, and it has a sharp contemporary resonance in respect of the Referendum on the 8th Amendment.
‘A moving new play with a fantastic performance by Kelleher, who also marks herself out as a writer to watch’ **** The Stage newspaper, London