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The Talk of the Town
by Emma Donoghue


‘Emma Donoghue’s beautifully crafted version of the life and work of the remarkable short-story writer Maeve Brennan’ – The Irish Times

‘this is an extraordinary performance’ – RTÉ Arena

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

mesmerising … Catherine Walker is wonderful … the set is absolutely magnificent’ – BBC Radio Ulster

‘the production values are superlative’ – Sunday Independent

Mad Men fans can look forward to a visual feast’ – Evening Herald

This is a love letter from one Irish émigré to another … Catherine Walker inhabits Brennan with fearless intensity’ –The Guardian

‘Annabelle Comyn’s elegant and eloquent production’ – The Irish Times

‘a sensual, scrupulous and compelling examination of the rise and fall of one of Ireland’s most talented and equally troubled female literary figures’ – Irish Theatre Magazine

‘the music is quite wonderful … Catherine Walker is remarkable … the set is beautiful’ – RTÉ Arena

Catherine Walker is luminous in the central role … Lorcan Cranitch is wonderfully understated as William Shawn … cracking razor-sharp dialogue’ – Irish Independent

‘the script is packed with wit and silky feminism. It has the page-turner appeal of Donoghue’s books’ – Sunday Times

‘a thrilling tableau of smoke-filled glamour’ – Sunday Business Post


‘the writing at times is exquisite. … Catherine Walker’s sublime Maeve Brennan was a sheer joy to behold
- Examiner.com

‘Paul O’Mahony’s excellent set …the luminous Catherine Walker’ – The Irish Times

‘Emma Donoghue’s biographical drama honours Brennan’s verve, the haunted elegance of her prose and the agitated circumstances of its creation, all of which Walker beautifully combines.’
The Irish Times

‘a compelling story of a truly remarkable woman, with a powerhouse
performance
right at the heart of it’ – Examiner.com