Going Home

Artwork by Larry Dunne

A fun, heartwarming yet realistic tale that follows the lives of three young women who – in their own ways – are learning to deal with one man’s illness. Themes of dementia, displacement, immigration, home and separation explored.

Influenced by the creative process of Mike Leigh and others, this one-act was inspired by characters created and improvised by the actors above as part of a Creative Acting for Theatre course facilitated by Fintan Kelly, where the final character and story development was then brought together by Paul O’Reilly in this new and exciting script.

Premiere performance took place in Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy on February 8th, 2024, directed by Fintan Kelly.

Paul O’Reilly as MARTY
Anastasia Kozyrska as EMILIE
Naoise O’Connor as JENNY
Áine McDonald as ANNA

Marty is Jenny’s Dad.
Anna is Jenny’s friend and helps her care for Marty.
Emilie is from Ukraine.

Running time: approx. 35 mins.

Script available on request.