A Hatch Theatre Company, Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival co-production.
Hatch Theatre Company are delighted to announce the world premiere of The Talk of The Town by Emma Donoghue, author of the world wide bestseller Room.
‘I was born to be a New Yorker.’
Ireland and America collide. From the red-brick suburbs of Ranelagh to the giddy heights of 1950s Manhattan, one woman – the iconic Maeve Brennan – made the leap.
Daughter of a famous revolutionary father, she threw herself into the glamour of New York literary circles while writing heartbreaking stories of a very different world back in Dublin. Beautiful, mercurial and devastatingly truthful in her work, she fascinated the world, including the brilliant and volatile men in her life at The New Yorker.
Multi award-winning Emma Donoghue returns to the theatre with this dazzling new play inspired by the life and work of a pioneering writer and remarkable woman.
Sound design and composition
The production values of the piece are superlative as can be expected from director Annabelle ComynThe Sunday Independent
Annabelle Comyn’s production is a triumph … a subtle, perfect conjuring up of Brennan’s own dislocated conditionThe Observer
Catherine Walker winner of The Irish Times Theatre Award for Best ActressThe irish times
Peter O’Brien winner of The Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Costume DesignThe irish times
Emma Donoghue’s beautifully crafted version of the life and work of the remarkable short-storer Maeve BrennanThe Irish Times
This is a love letter from émigré to another to another … Catherine Walker inhabits Brennan with fearless intensitythe guardian