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The Morning After The Life Before – At the Viking Theatre Clontarf!


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

Following its success in New York, London, Canada, Brighton, Liverpool and Dublin we are delighted to announce that The Morning After The Life Before will play the Viking Theatre Clontarf from 13th to 25th of May 2019 at 8pm.

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, Best English Language Production at Montreal Fringe, Best Actress and Best Director at the 1st Irish Festival in New York.

‘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