On A House Like A Fire, by Michelle Read and Brian Keegan, is a story told through fragments and glimpses – it’s an immersive experience about the comfort of good memories.
In this nostalgic, funny and moving show writer-performer Michelle Read collaborates with composer Brian Keegan, to remember Read’s mother, Margaret.
Sometimes in a gesture, or in a turn of phrase, sometimes in the scent of hairspray, or glimpsed in an old photograph, a loved one reappears. On A House Like A Fire uses an evocative score of musical echoes to help create a personal portrait of Margaret as a younger and older woman in this highly relatable and affectionate personal story.
The show explores how meaningful impressions of memory can be, and aims to bring an inter-generational audience on an immersive journey through music, words and imagery.
This online version of On A House Like A Fire is filmed at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre especially for Bealtaine At Home 2021.The live version will tour to venues nationwide for Bealtaine 2022.
Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival presents On A House Like A Fire by Michelle Read & Brian Keegan in association with Droichead Arts Centre and Smock Alley Theatre. With development support from Dublin City Council, the Pan Pan Mentorship programme and Theatre Development Centre, Cork.