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.
This is Charlie’s a Clepto, written and performed by Clare Monnelly, and directed by Aaron Monaghan, and which Axis: Ballymun brings to The Mick Lally Theatre tomorrow and Saturday at 8pm. "This is a story that everyone will recognise, full of characters we all know," says Clare. "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."
Nominated for Best New Play and Best Actress at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, Charlie’s a Clepto has been called "sharply observed" by The Sunday Times, and described as having "a lightness of touch and a big heart” by NoMoreWorkhorse.
Tickets are €15 via Druid (091 - 568660, www.druid.ie ).