My Name is Saoirse, award-winning one woman show, at The Source Thurles

My Name is Saoirse

Directed by Hildegard Ryan. Written and performed by Eva O’Connor.

Rural Ireland, 1987. Saoirse lives in a peach coloured bungalow with her Da and big brother Brendan. Her best friend is Siobhán, who has a glorious fountain of ginger hair, a whisper like a foghorn and an arse so big it distracts all the men at mass. Saoirse prefers running through fields to chasing after boys, but her best friend has other ideas. After a night out drinking with the lads, Saoirse discovers her pregnancy and is forced to set out on  journey that will take her miles away from her home and the carefree adolescence she once knew.

My Name is Saoirse, award-winning one woman show, at The Source ThurlesMy Name is Saoirse is an award-winning one woman show, set in 1980’s rural Ireland. Described by Three Weeks as “humorous and heartwarming,” the piece is a tender and moving coming of age story that follows Saoirse , an ordinary, extraordinary 15 year old growing up in conservative Catholic Ireland.
My Name is Saoirse

The Source Arts Centre Thurles, Thursday 19 November8pm

Bookings 0504 90204




Argus Angel Award, Brighton Fringe 2015

First Fortnight Award, Dublin Fringe 2014

NSDF Commendation for Best New Writing, Edinburgh Fringe 2014



Best Performer, Dublin Fringe 2014

Best Writing Dublin Fringe, 2014

Stuart Parker Trust Award Longlist, 2015


Produced as a radio drama for RTE Radio 1, Ireland.

Published by Metheun Drama, Bloomsbury.


Three Weeks: ★★★★★

The Public Reviews: ★★★★★

The Argus: ★★★★★

TN2 Magazine: ★★★★★

Edinburgh Guide: ★★★★★

The Irish Times: ★★★★

The Evening Herald: ★★★★

Exuent Magazine:  ★★★★

Fringe Guru:  ★★★★

Broadway Baby ★★★★



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