and then the rabbit died

created by: KATE SULLIVAN & RORY DEVLIN
19 & 20 Nov
7.45pm
£15/12
SUN & Mon only

“Then I become some big horrible reclusive stretch-mark ridden, man-lusting and ironically man-repelling beast… Oh my god. I’ve become my Auntie Eileen.”

As a storm batters against the doors of a small north Dublin community centre, a book group gathers inside to discuss their weekly readings. But something boisterous is coming this way.

New member Aisling bursts in late and crashes the group who are already ready well under way. She is drunk, soaked to the skin and worst of all, she’s pregnant.

Join Aisling as she talks us through how she became pregnant (while still on the pill!) to her nightmares about her hardcore catholic mother finding out about the baby, and whether or not she intends to keep it.

This whirlwind ride through Ireland’s family planning system (or lack of…) will leave you in stitches as the outspoken Aisling delivers a hilarious account of what it means to be pregnant in modern day Ireland.

Press on Atramental Theatre’s previous work

★★★★★ “A feast of food for thought!” London Theatre1

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 85mins without interval and contains strong language throughout and some scenes that viewers may find distressing. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

flycatcher

7 Nov - 2 Dec

“Needy.  Spiteful.  Ruthless.  And these are a few of her good points.”

Flycatcher is a darkly comic thriller, which follows a web-woven world, where no one is seen for who they really are:

a curmudgeon’s guide to christmas round robin letters

5 - 23 Dec

A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Christmas Round Robin Letters is adapted by Scott Le Crass from the book The Cat That Could Open The Fridge by Simon Hoggart.  It’s a warm, witty and sometimes weird look at a collection of real life Christmas round robin letters. Think Mrs Merton meets Talking Heads. Simon Hoggart was a political sketch writer, diarist and columnist for The Guardian.

my gay best friend

9 - 27 Jan

Racquell (Louise Jameson) has locked herself in the ladies, furious because her gay best friend Gavin (Nigel Fairs) isn’t there to support her karaoke debut; he’s sitting in a walk-in wardrobe with a yoghurt pot and a turkey baster! A heady mixture of high camp, melancholy and haunting childhood drama.

moments & empty beds

30 Jan - 17 Feb

Award winning company PENNYWORTH PRODUCTIONS present a double bill by critically acclaimed emerging writer Julia Cranney.
MOMENTS | EMPTY BEDS are two funny, frank and touching one-act plays which explore modern loneliness, family tension and missed connections.
★★★★ Fest, Three Weeks, Scottish Daily Mail, Spy In the Stalls, Views From the Gods

foul pages

20 Feb - 17 Mar

Raleigh’s condemned, Shakespeare’s desperate and the Countess of Pembroke has a plan! It’s 1603, and a new play has been commissioned to seduce the King into a merciful mood. FOUL PAGES is a fruity farce is full of scandalous secrets, backstage betrayals and lusty liaisons. You think you know your Shakespeare? Think again!
Directed by The Hope Theatre’s award winning Artistic Director Matthew Parker. 

our big love story

20 Mar - 7 Apr

4 teenagers, 1 Teacher, 1 Terror Attack, Post July 2005
5 people’s lives intertwine in OUR BIG LOVE STORY; a tale of faith, prejudice, love & healing looking at radicalisation of young people and the struggle to keep faith in modern Britain.

pig

10 - 28 Apr 2018

Three gay couples explore the boundaries of their relationships in the quest for intimacy. Through emotional domination, sexual submission, compulsion and violence, they delve into the space where lines between love and obsession cease to exist. A provocative account of contemporary sexuality, which asks what love is, and what the lengths we’ll go to get it are.

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