Written and performed by Sarah-Jane Scott
Directed by Paul Meade
Origins 1st Irish Theatre Festival 2020 – Spirit of the Festival Award
Monday 27th Jan to Saturday 1st Feb 2020
The New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, New York
Winner of The Summerhall Lustrum award at Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Nominated for The Bewley’s Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2018
Appropriate is a darkly comic tale of Sorcha; queen bee of her small West of Ireland town and proud fiancé of ex-county hurling hero Marty. She LOVES weddings and has been dreaming of her big day since forever and ever…however she has just fled her own reception. Has she gone mad? Or is this the first moment of clarity she has had in years? Perched on the edge of her ‘perfectly planned’ life, Sorcha is pure ‘ragin’ at the dawning reality that she has never really listened to herself. Can she ever go back?
Appropriate is about tradition versus modern life. It blends Ireland’s insatiable appetite for matrimony with the glamour, trials and tribulations of being a GAA ‘widow’ while also celebrating the hilarious peculiarities of small town Irish life.
“Winningly tongue in cheek…In Sarah-Jane Scott’s engrossing writing début, rituals of marriage and conventions of small-town Irish life have been updated to accommodate Instagram, but continue to grip tightly…an affecting solo.” Irish Times ★★★★
“In Scott’s sharply observed and supremely funny script, one woman’s wedding day opens up a Pandora’s box of existential doubt…riveting and irresistible…a delightful mini-masterpiece”The Arts Review ★★★★
“Hilarious, with Sorcha’s strong accent and turn of phrase bringing the audience out of their seat” The Reviews hub ★★★★
“Smartly taps into the current zeitgeist: our insatiable obsession with weddings, and our hunger for funny stories about lovable, relatable country girls… one can’t help but be wooed by (Scott’s) self-deprecating, acutely observed tales of love and loss.” Sunday Times Ireland
Twitter: @appropriateyeah @sazzyjayscott
This work was developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource actors and theatre makers.