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  • Dolans Warehouse 3-4 Dock Road Limerick Ireland (map)
Tickets €15

Tickets €15

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.

Show and meal tickets available

Show and meal tickets available

Delighted Niall McMonagle is joining us on the panel after "The Morning after the Life Before".Niall MacMonagle is a writer and critic and broadcasts frequently on RTE Radio 1. He writes a weekly art column for the Sunday Independent and has edited several anthologies including Real Cool, Outside In, Slow Time, Off the Wall, The Open Door Book of Poetry, the Lifelines anthologies, the Leaving Certificate anthology Poetry Now, TEXT - A Transition Year English Reader and Windharp: Poems of Ireland since 1916 [Penguin 2015]. In 2017 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate by UCD for services to literature

Delighted Niall McMonagle is joining us on the panel after "The Morning after the Life Before".Niall MacMonagle is a writer and critic and broadcasts frequently on RTE Radio 1. He writes a weekly art column for the Sunday Independent and has edited several anthologies including Real Cool, Outside In, Slow Time, Off the Wall, The Open Door Book of Poetry, the Lifelines anthologies, the Leaving Certificate anthology Poetry Now, TEXT - A Transition Year English Reader and Windharp: Poems of Ireland since 1916 [Penguin 2015]. In 2017 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate by UCD for services to literature

Delighted to announce that Emilie Pine will join us on the panel after "The morning after the Life Before". Emilie is Associate Professor of Modern Drama at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. Emilie has published widely as an academic and critic, and is editor of the Irish University Review journal. Her first collection of personal essays, Notes to Self, was published in 2018 by Tramp Press.

Delighted to announce that Emilie Pine will join us on the panel after "The morning after the Life Before". Emilie is Associate Professor of Modern Drama at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. Emilie has published widely as an academic and critic, and is editor of the Irish University Review journal. Her first collection of personal essays, Notes to Self, was published in 2018 by Tramp Press.

Paula Shields

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

Mary Coll

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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