Theatre / Performance


Organization: Age & Opportunity

Event location: Axis Theatre

City/Town: Dublin / Ballymun

County: Dublin City

Event dates: 19 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Event time: 7pm

Contact phone: 018057709



Tired of her humdrum existence, her hectoring adult children and missing her best pal, 79 year - old Rita decides to spice up her life. Combining humour and pathos, Creaking from Noelle Browne productions, examines the everyday challenges and pressures on the mental health of older people in Irish society through the eyes of 79 - year old indomitable Rita. Presented as staged reading, Creaking is a unique movement documentary for theatre that combines original text, with an improvised vocal score, exploring themes of ageing and bodies with older participants. Writer Noelle Brown, collaborates with director Oonagh Murphy, actor Geraldine Plunkett, choreographer Emma O\'Kane and vocal improvisation musician Cliona Cassidy with volunteer performers from around Ireland. OTHER TOUR DATES Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare, 5 May, Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford, 11 May, Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin, 18 May, AXIS Theatre, Ballymun, Dublin, 19 May, Linenhall Theatre, Mayo, 22 May, Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo, 26 May. Creaking was co-commissioned by the Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire