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Breaking the 4th Wall @ Westport Town Hall Theatre

June 20 @ 8:00 pm

NINE MONTHS

Enjoy a night of laughter with unexpected surprises, and stories packed with comedy, music and movement.

Be prepared for a captivating, high-energy theatrical journey with audience participation, where you will see characters transform with each new narrative. Expect to experience laughter and discomfort simultaneously, where laughter is never far from tears. NINE MONTHS is a kaleidoscope of Irish stories which provokes the question “have things changed for women in Ireland?”. It touches on contemporary and historical issues that relate to pregnancy and childcare over the last 50 years. It has received academic excellence from the Theatre and Drama Department at the National University Galway, with first class honours, within an MA Degree programme.

NINE MONTHS is a series of montages where each separate story is weaved together into a continuous narrative, using musicality as the link. The power of this piece is the juxtaposition of the bleak and dark elements alongside the funny and absurd realities around childcare and parenting. This creates a hysterical, roller-coaster experience for the audience and performers. The comedic devices of satire, irony and parody are used within the narratives making unpleasant truths more palatable to the audience. Through laughter the audience are wooed to an alternative perspective.

Nine Months is written , devised and performed by Imelda Reynolds and Frances Moylan, directed by Michael Irwin. Breaking the 4th Wall was established in 2019 they will begin a tour of Ireland in June/July 2019, followed by their debut piece with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The co-creators of this company aim to develop a reputation in Ireland for devising innovative theatre, bearing witness to peoples stories, by bringing them from page to stage. The company is passionate about the authenticity of true stories which are central to the creative process. The theatrical elements of composition are improvisation, verbatim, music, story, song, text, physical movement within the context of comedy and tragedy.

Listings Information

2019 tour
Westport Town Hall Theatre                              20 June
Mullingar Arts Centre                                          21 June
Navan – Swynerton Lodge Retreat Centre        22 June
Galway – The Studio Town Hall Theatre         27 & 28 June
Caraban – The Village theatre                             5 July
Edinburgh Fringe- theSpaceUK                        12 Aug -17 Aug

For more information, photos, interviews or media contact Tanya Flynn on 0872354773  or email productionsbfw@gmail.com­

Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
8:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Westport Town Hall Theatre
Octagon
Westport, Mayo F28 R240 Ireland
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Phone:
(098) 28459
Website:
http://www.westporttheatre.com

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