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.

Cast
Barry Barnes
Lorcan Cranitch
Hazel Doupe
Michele Forbes
Steve Gunn
Daragh Kelly
Juno Kostick
Owen McDonnell
Catherine Walker

Director
Annabelle Comyn

Set design
Paul O’Mahony

Lighting design
Natasha Chivers

Sound design and composition
Philip Stewart

Costume design
Peter O’Brien

The production values of the piece are superlative as can be expected from director Annabelle Comyn

The Sunday Independent

 Annabelle Comyn’s production is a triumph … a subtle, perfect conjuring up of Brennan’s own dislocated condition

The Observer

Catherine Walker winner of The Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actress

The irish times

Peter O’Brien winner of The Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Costume Design

The irish times

Emma Donoghue’s beautifully crafted version of the life and work of the remarkable short-storer Maeve Brennan

The Irish Times

This is a love letter from émigré to another to another … Catherine Walker inhabits Brennan with fearless intensity

the guardian
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