Hit play goes online

It’s Ireland in 1986 and fifteen year old Hannah Brennan is pregnant and scared.

Feeling like she has nobody to turn to, she seeks comfort in the company of the Virgin Mary at the local grotto.

Inspired by a true story, Cork writer and actor Irene Kelleher’s award winning play ‘Mary & Me: The Art of being Invisible’ has been reimagined for on demand video streaming courtesy of the Everyman Cork.

Written and performed by Kelleher, the new production is directed by Belinda Wild with sound and video design by Cormac O’Connor and lighting Dónal McNinch.

The performance was filmed and edited by Seán Breathnach.

Inspired by the true story of 15 year old Ann Lovett who died giving birth at a grotto in rural Ireland in 1984, ‘Mary & Me: The Art of being Invisible’ is the first play written by Kelleher and has received rave reviews at home and abroad over the last four years.

Independent culture publication Miro Magazine called the play a “stunning debut imbued with honesty and candour”.

British online review guide Broadway Baby said: “Not only is she a brilliant performer, whose commanding energy fills the space, but she is an exceptionally talented writer, having penned a script with an abundance of character that builds a world around Hannah so vividly it could succeed in any space.”

‘Mary and Me: The Art of Being Invisible’ is available for on demand streaming from 5-13 June and is suitable for ages 14 and up.

Tickets are priced from €17.50.

For more information and tickets, visit everymancork.com.

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