Yvonne is delighted to be working with Figure 8 productions on ‘Remember to Breathe’ by Orla Murphy. This play won the Lustrum Award at Edinburgh Fringe and was nominated for Fishamble Best New Play Award and the BBC International Playwriting Award. It sold out its Tiger Dublin Fringe run as well as completing a successful run at Edinburgh 2016 and a brief national tour to great audiences in 2016
In a pool in post-earthquake New Zealand, recent emigrant Maeve is learning to swim. Self-professed ‘swimaholic’ coach Doreen eggs her on. But as she struggles to stay afloat, Maeve must do battle with the water and an unresolved dilemma with her much-loved father back home. Mixing serious themes with warm humour Remember to Breathe is a deeply moving play about moving home and moving on.
Cast: Liz Fitzgibbon, Raymond Keane, Julie Sharkey
Touring Ireland in February and March 2018, there are still some dates available. If you would like to see this wonderful show, please contact Yvonne on 087 9558851.
Three-hander about learning about life through learning to swim is spellbinding. Spellbinding script…inventive use of space with sculpted sound and lighting that follow the action with split-second timing… The Stage ****
High quality debut… Murphy’s prose is delicate and haunting and her stripped back staging results in some powerfully poetic scenes… mesmerising performance… Broadway Baby ****
Powerful… Wonderfully crafted and delivered… beautifully transcendent… left the audience breathless… Three Weeks ****
The aftershocks of the Christchurch earthquake create physical and emotional tremors for the young emigrant whose past and present lives blur. Learning to swim becomes the metaphor for survival in this fine, understated play, through the subtle clarity of the writing and the wonderfully well judged performances…. The Irish Times ****
A multi-layered father-daughter tale. Intelligent, captivating and deeply moving. Orla Murphy shows she has some serious talent… The Irish Examiner ****
Beautiful. Profound. Uplifting. Lifts you up and hold you until the end…The Red Curtain Review ****
Powerful and passionate. Will steal your breath away… The Public Reviews ****
Gives a lot back to the audience. Orla Murphy’s name is certainly one to watch out for. QualityWaffle.ie ****
Much to admire in this mosaic of recent history… Le Cool ****