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A new play from Laurence McKeown looking at loss, love and living. 

Directed by Paula McFetridge

Performed by Eimear Fearon, James Doran and Lisa Duffy

Sorcha O’Hagan is leaving for Australia. Her bags are packed. Only an overdue conversation with her father remains. Before she goes.

Sorcha’s mother died when she was only 18 months old.  She was raised by her father Brendan and his family.  They had a strong relationship, but his regular absenteeism was never talked about.  As the sun rises on the border, the clock is ticking, and things need to be said.  

An absolute inspirational and emotional rollercoaster played perfectly by 3 amazing actors.

Supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and An Chomhairle Ealaíon Touring Fund.

Please note:

With the change to the legal requirement to socially distance in theatres, the Ardhowen Theatre is now required to take additional measures to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. For admission to this performance, along with photographic ID, we will also request that audience members demonstrate proof of their Covid status by providing us with ONE of the following means of verification:

Proof of full vaccination

Proof of a negative 'Lateral Flow Test, or

Email or text proof of Positive PCR in previous 30 - 180 days.

All tickets must be booked in advance, contact details of all attendees over 16 years of age must be submitted at the time of booking and masks should be worn at all times, unless exempt.

If you have any questions please contact the theatre at or telephone 028 6632 5440

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