Roscommon Arts Centre autumn schedule continues

It’s a jam packed theatre programme at Roscommon Arts Centre this autumn and with many familiar plays popping up, it’s refreshing to see some new pieces of theatre in the mix also.  

  November sees two theatre companies make their Arts Centre debuts with two excellent new pieces of writing.

  A relatively new theatre company, Sundays Child Theatre Company, who are making a name for themselves, with two awards from the Dublin Fringe Festival in the last two years, bring their production ‘My Name is Saoirse’ to the stage on Thursday, November 5.

  It’s a coming-of-age story with a great performance. In it we meet Saoirse, who lives with her father and her brother and who looks painfully like her dead mother. Siobhán lives across the road with her five sisters and the “fiery jealousy” that comes with a house full of women. Eva O’Connor portrays both girls – one with a steady flow, the other in bursts of colourful caricature – with plenty of humour and tenderness in a coming-of-age story set in 1980s Limerick.

  On Tuesday, November 17, one of the country’s top theatre companies Rough Magic take to the stage with their latest production ‘How To Keep An Alien’. Audiences are just loving Sonya Kelly in this show, which won Best Production at the 2014 Dublin Fringe Festival and wowed audiences at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

  This is the show about a couple who fall in love but need to convince the Government to let one of them stay in the country, aka the Alien! Join Sonya’s madcap odyssey from the stony townlands of Offaly to the leafy depths of the Queensland bush.

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