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The Morning After The Life Before – New York, Bewley’s and more!


Gúna Nua has been proud to present The Morning After The life Before by Ann Blake.

Following its success in Ireland, Canada, Brighton and Liverpool we are delighted to announce that The Morning After The Life Before will tour to the 1st Irish Festival in New York in January and the 96 Festival at the Omnibus Theatre, London in February.  On its return to Ireland the show will have a 3 week residency in Bewley’s Café theatre in Dublin before more touring in Ireland and internationally.

Confirmed dates:

21st-27th January at the Cell Theatre New York as part of the 1st Irish Festival – Winner Best Director and Best Actress.

20th-22nd February at the Omnibus Theatre Clapham, London as part of the 96 Festival

23rd February at Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick as part of the Limerick Literary Festival – SOLD OUT!

25th February – 16th March at Bewley’s Café Theatre Dublin.  Monday to Saturday 1pm.

On a groggy Sunday morning, May 24th 2015, as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother which brings the reality of a new Ireland into sharp focus. “How’s the morning after the life before?”

A personal tale and experience of Ireland before and after the referendum on Marriage Equality on May 22nd 2015, The Morning After The Life Before explores and attempts to answer the question in the text message.

With kind support from Limerick Arts Office Theatre Bursary and Fishamble’s New Play Clinic.

The proud winner of Outstanding Production at the London Ontario Fringe and of Best Enlgish Language Production at Montreal Fringe.

‘Impossible not to be captivated from the start.’ 5 Stars – Broadway Baby

‘Perfectly rendered, heart warming … will bring even the most conservative to their feet.’ – Fringe

“Blake’s extreme vulnerability in front of the audience goes a long way… an absolute cannot-miss” –Montreal Theatre Hub Fringe

“Ann Blake and her acting partner (not life partner) Lucia Smyth are fantastic in this polished piece… this show always managed to stay at perfect pitch. Funny, warm, funny, intimate.” –Montreal Rampage

“It’s one of the finest examples of Fringe theatre I’ve seen.” –Theater In London