Lime Tree Theatre | Sat, 2nd Feb, 8pm

2019 Participants

Playwrights: Henry Martin, Erica Murray, John Sheehy, Carrie Barrett and Darren Maher.

Directors: Ciarda Tobin, Shane Hickey-O’Mara, Terry Devlin, Jean McGlynn and Norma Lowney.

Actors: John Murphy, Ann Blake, Nigel Dugdale, Elaine O’Dwyer, Gill McNamara, Lucia Smyth, Georgina Miller, Caoimhe Mulcahy, Judith Ryan, Eleanor O’Brien, Courtney McKeon, Niall Carmody, Mike Finn, Michelle O’Flanagan, Charlie Cassey and Mikey Casey.

More on the 24 Hour Plays: Limerick

What is a 24 Hour Play?
The New York based 24 Hour Plays Company patented the concept of 24 Hour Plays after their first production took place in Manhattan in October 1995. It is basically time limited theatre, meaning the short plays presented on Saturday 2nd February, started to be written at 9pm on Friday 1st February. Playwrights write overnight to deliver a fully written play by 6am. Directors and cast then rehearse from 7am on Saturday and audiences enjoy the plays the same day in the evening.

Who is involved in the 24 Hour Plays Limerick?
We have asked theatre makers with a Limerick connection to be involved. Either they live and work in Limerick, are from Limerick or have engaged with Belltable significantly over the past three years. We have put together a superb team of seasoned professionals, mid-career artists and those who are just starting out, too.

What to expect as an audience member?
Five short plays, as new as they can possibly be. An hour and a half of energy and fun, theatre showcasing talent in and from Limerick.  The project is an extreme feat of under-pressure production, the evening will delight and excite as leading actors, playwrights and directors create, rehearse, and present brand new work in just 24 hours.