Critically acclaimed theatre at Roscommon Arts Centre

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, March 27, at 8pm, 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 commented, "I’m delighted to have the opportunity to take 'Charlie’s a Clepto' on national tour to fifteen 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


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