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Fishamble in association with Sunday’s Child presents



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Written & Performed by Eva O’Connor
Directed by Hildegard Ryan

A one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism, by award-winning playwright and performer Eva O’Connor.

When E meets the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, love hits her in the pubic bone like a train. But when it ends she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped up team on the Tour de France.

 Mustard Reviews

WINNER Scotsman Fringe First Award 2019

WINNER Lustrum Award, Edinburgh 2019 #MustardPlay #Fishamble

Age restriction: 14+. Please note: contains reference to mental health struggles, depression, and self harm

Duration: 55 mins, no interval


‘Part Fleabag, part Marina Abramović, it straddles the line between theatre and performance art. Eva O’Connor delivers a fiery performance that never wavers in its intensity… Her writing, too, is strong. The script is densely packed with jokes and rich metaphors and she explores the issue of mental health with sensitivity and aplomb.’

★★★★ Irish Times

A powerful metaphor for year of upheaval… Really deserves a wider audience.&rsquo

★★★★ Sunday Business Post

O'Connor is captivating… Hildegard Ryan directs the performance with a confident vision… compelling… the writing has lyrical elegance… A vivid coup de théâtre renders it totally unforgettable.’

Irish Independent

‘Eva O’Connor’s solo show straddles the line between dramatic monologue and performance art…The writing is appealingly spicy and has real poetic momentum’

The Stage

‘so scarring and funny, so laden with jealousy and hate and wickedness…The stagecraft is starkly simple, the set could be a work of conceptual art, but delicious and shocking to watch, if not to eat…What a privilege to see this …if you want to see a bit of real theatre, go see Mustard.’

★★★★ Scotsman

Eva O’Connor has a fierce presence, as hot, fiery and burning as the mustard of her play… skilful writing elevates this above novelty into a breathless, intense show’

★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag