“IT IS impossible not to be moved by these stories of savagery inflicted on ordinary women”, said The Mail On Sunday about Breathless, described by The Herald as “an engrossing piece of work that features a resilient cast and a unique premise”.
This is just some of the critical praise which has been lavished on Breathless, written by John MacKenna, which will be performed at The Mick Lally Theatre in Druid Lane this evening, tomorrow, and Saturday.
Presented by Danu Theatre Company and ORion Productions, the show stars two time IFTA nominee/winner Ruth McCabe, Donna Patrice, Sinead O’Riordan, and Kate Gilmore, and is directed by IFTA winner Iseult Golden.
Inspired by true events, Breathless gives a voice to those Irish women who have disappeared without trace. It explores the circumstances and effects of disappearance, not just on those left behind but also on those who have disappeared.
“I wanted to write a play that recognises the lives of women who disappear - the real lives,” says playwright John MacKenna. “The four women bring the strengths and failings that were part and parcel of their daily lives into a condition where loss, confrontation, anger, and even humour are unavoidable.”