Best New Play and Best Actress nominated ‘Charlie’s a Clepto’ (Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards) takes to the stage at Roscommon Arts Centre on Wednesday, 27th March at 8 pm. It’s written and performed by multi-award nominated actor Clare Monnelly and directed by Irish Times Theatre Awards winning actor and director Aaron Monaghan.
Charlie is a kleptomaniac – the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real. She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24 hours, and if she keeps her head down, she’ll get him back.
Everyone has a story to tell…but…there’s a time and a place. This is neither. Follow Charlie, the queen of self-sabotage, as she tries desperately – for once in her life – to keep her mouth shut long enough to make it count.
Clare Monnelly’s debut as a writer is a fast-paced, poignant and funny play about motherhood, messing up, and doing your best to make it up.
Star of Sky One’s Moone Boy and RTE 2’s Nowhere Fast, Clare says: “I’m delighted to be getting the opportunity to take Charlie’s a Clepto on national tour to 15 venues around the country. This is a story that everyone will recognise, full of characters we all know. Charlie is not perfect, but she is human, and you can’t help but root for her to succeed. I can’t wait for you all to meet her”.
Tickets on sale now from Roscommon Arts Centre on 090-6625824 and from www.roscommonartscentre.ie