Seven Ages of MAM

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23/10/2021 20:00 - 21:10


CECAS, Myross Wood House, Leap






A new, heart - warmingly funny yet poignant play starring Pauline O’Driscoll (Smalltown, The Young Offenders) in which Mam shares her hilarious take on motherhood, sexuality, grief, infidelity, ageing, love, lust and loneliness. A female centric piece that will appeal to all.

 A contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare's most famous soliloquy -  but from a Mam's point of view! 


NOT TO BE MISSED: Touring in Ireland for the first time having been nominated BEST NEW PLAY at Brighton Fringe Festival in 2019. This show is a big hit with both reviewers and audiences and has been selling out around the country including a sold out run at Cork Arts Theatre in September .


MUST SEE SHOW … wondrously inventive exploration of motherhood, grief, lust, heartbreak and joy... hilariously detailed….consummately acted…. wholly believable… O’Driscoll can call down the angels in a light high tessitura – a whisper away from silence, and she can on occasion roar like a banshee….What O’Driscoll is master of is pause and sudden tangent. The surprise monologue, the hilariously detailed aside, the squirm of embarrassment, and the language of love and forgiveness and letting go. What O’Driscoll brings even more than the humour is the sudden abiding grief. And what she gets more than grief is life-affirming humour, and what she gets most is utter exhaustion…. No, she’s of a piece……. the most original riff on the Seven Ages I’ve seen, and so beautifully subsumed you might not notice it at all … See it.” _ Simon Jenner, Fringe Review


5 STAR HIT with audiences:-  “Belly Laughed”....“Staggeringly Brilliant”.... “Hugely Entertaining”.....“Highly Recommended”.... “a one woman show that feels like a stage full" ….”Beautifully crafted play, exquisitely performed" ... " Genuinely laughed and cried".... ... “Pauline holds her audience in the palm of her hand. She is a natural story teller and we just want more”... "Everyone Can Relate”....


Creative Team: 

Co-written, produced and performed by Pauline O’Driscoll

Co-written by Mark Evans

Directed by Tom Kibbe


Seven Ages of Mam - Teaser Trailer from Pauline O'Driscoll on Vimeo.