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