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Feb 07 2019

Wake a story of sisterhood and the sea

NoRopes Theatre Company presents world premiere of Deirdre Sullivan's debut play

THE WORLD premiere of Wake, a feminist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved story 'The Little Mermaid', and written by the award-winning author Deirdre Sullivan, will be staged by NoRopes Theatre Company in the Town Hall Theatre studio.

Set in contemporary Galway, Wake tells the story of sisters Caitríona (Tara Breathnach ) and Mara (Orla Ní Thiobraide - pictured below ). Mara has gone missing and has left a mystery in her wake forcing Caitríona to examine her loss, love, anger, and pain.

What little Mara has left behind her is woefully inadequate to help her older sister cope – memories of a childhood story and of the increasingly-strained interactions the pair shared in the months leading up to Mara’s disappearance, coupled with Caitríona’s fear of a devastating possibility. Like Sullivan’s critically-acclaimed Tangleweed and Brine, a collection of thirteen dark retellings of traditional fairytales, Wake is inspired by the landscape of rural Galway and its isolated places, where unsolved crimes can happen, and people can go missing.


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