Limerick Literary Festival and Dolans Presents
The Morning After The Life Before
A groggy Sunday morning, May 24th 2015 and 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?”
Gúna Nua presents the internationally acclaimed and multi award winning, The Morning After The Life Before as part of The Limerick Literary Festival, Kate O’Brien Weekend. Running for one night only on February 23rd in Dolans Warehouse, the show is a personal, entertaining tale of weddings, ‘coming out’ and arguments over who takes out the bins.
Written by Ann Blake, directed by Paul Meade, performed by Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth, The Morning After The Life Before is a light-hearted, playful telling of a true story. Be prepared for music, cake and equality.
Best of Fringe Award Winner - Montreal Fringe 2017
Best of Fringe Award Winner -
London Ontario Fringe 2017
LGBTQ+ Award Nomination -
Brighton Fringe 2018
“Blake and Smyth worked so well together it was impossible not to be captivated from the start.”
Sebastian Beaumont, Broadway Baby
“...a perfectly rendered, heart-warming, necessary light in the darkest of moments”
Heather Bagnall, www.fringereview.co.uk
“Blake and Smyth’s timing is incredible...uproariously quick wit.”
Melony Holt, Theatre in London ★★★★★
Following a live performance of The Morning After the Life Before as part of the Limerick Literary Festival, we are delighted to welcome a super line-up for our post show discussion. Our panel will join actor/playwright Ann Blake to discuss the legacy of Kate O'Brien, modern Limerick and challenges for contemporary Irish writers. Should be a lively, informative and engaging discussion. Panelists are Niall McMonagle, Emilie Pine and Mary Coll with the discussion chaired by Paula Shields.
Paula Shields chairs the after show panel discussion following the Live performance of the "Morning after the Life Before" in Dolans Warehouse on Saturday February 23rd at 8pm.
An arts journalist since the 1990s, Paula Shields has worked in print, TV and now radio – on Arena, RTE’s flagship arts show. She has hosted many live public events - favourite interviewees include Margaret Atwood and Donal Ryan. She is also Chair of the judging panel for the 2018 Irish Times Theatre Awards.
Mary Coll joins the panel after "The Morning after the Life Before" in Dolans Warehouse on Saturday February 23rd at 8pm. She will be joined by Ann Blake, Niall McMonagle, Emilie Pine and chaired by Paula Shields.
In addition to having done her MA thesis on Kate O’Brien at NUIG, Mary is a poet, playwright and broadcaster from Limerick. The first female editor of The Stony Thursday Book, her publications include All Things Considered (Salmon 2002) and Silver ( Arlen House 2018). She has made numerous contributions to Arts and Culture programmes on RTE Radio One, RTE Lyric FM, and RTE Televsion, and has worked as a critic for The Irish Independent and other national newspapers. Stage productions of Excess Baggage (2007) and Anything But Love (2010) were produced at The Belltable Arts Centre Limerick. Other work includes radio plays commissioned by RTE Drama On One, lyrics for the Choral Work ‘Spirestone’ and two award winning art song cycles in association with the Limerick composer Fiona Linnane, and a new play Diamond Rocks: Sunset, commissioned by The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick.
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