Pool of talent for Always Remember to Breathe

Pool of talent for Always Remember to Breathe

Nominated for the Fishamble Best New Play Award and the BBC International Playwriting Award, direct from Edinburgh Fringe, Figure 8 productions presents Remember to Breathe.

Remember to Breathe comes to The Watergate Theatre early next month, on Tuesday 4th October at 8 p.m.

A pool in post-earthquake New Zealand. Recent emigrant Maeve is learning to swim. Self-professed 'swimaholic' coach, Doreen, spurs her on. Maeve battles the water and an unresolved dilemma with her much-loved father back home.

Playwright, Orla Murphy writes “This story began with an image in my head – a woman swimming as if her life depended on it – and I wondered – what if it did?” She continues, “The rest came in pieces – the visceral reaction I had when watching the Christchurch earthquake as an emigrant in New York, a rural upbringing, a coming of age in the boom and bust era, my own multiple experiences of emigration, the thoughts I had on returning to a country on its knees.” In this play, Murphy explores the theme of “ripple effects”; “of world events on individual lives, of one generation’s decisions on the next. I am fascinated by the idea of ‘aftershock’ being worse than the main event.”

This is a fascinating play of intricacy and depth in equal measure. Starring Abbey theatre regular Liz Fitzgibbon, the multi award winning Raymond Keane and Julie Sharkey as Doreen.


A play of hidden depths -The IrishTimes

Captivating and deeply moving - Irish Examiner

Beautiful. Profound. Uplifting. **** The Red Curtain Review

Admission is €14/€12

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