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Limerick theatremaker Sinéad O’Brien brings solo show to Edinburgh Fringe



Limerick theatremaker Sinéad O’Brien brings solo show ‘No One is Coming’ to Edinburgh Fringe

Limerick theatremaker Sinéad O’Brien brings her show “No One is Coming” to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August

Limerick theatremaker Sinéad O'Brien
Limerick theatremaker Sinéad O’Brien brings solo show ‘No One is Coming’ to Edinburgh Fringe

Have you ever found yourself sharing amusing tales about your parents, only to bring the laughter to a screeching halt with a shocking revelation? Imagine that awkward moment magnified on stage.

That is the premise to Limerick theatre-maker Sinéad O’Brien’s show ‘No One Is Coming’ which is making its way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month. Sinéad has been invited to perform her show at the National Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Taking a show to the world-famous festival is achievement in itself, but of the 3,200 shows at the festival, ‘No One Is Coming’ has been included in To Do List London’s Top 50 unmissable shows.


Having toured the show across Europe, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the culmination of the show’s success thus far.

Based in Ireland and Amsterdam, Sinéad wanders across the UK and Europe sharing stories, working with local communities and helping others find their voice. Now with her first solo show, it’s Sinéad’s turn to tell her own story.

Speaking about creating ‘No One Is Coming’, Sinéad said, “This is a love letter to my mother that I will never send… a coming of age story about what it’s like to realise your mother isn’t like all the other mam’s at the school gate. I hope it speaks to all those who love their parents from a safe distance.”

Sinéad is a storyteller and theatremaker originally from Ireland, she studied in the UK and was resident storyteller for the 130-year-old anti-poverty charity Toynbee Hall in East London, before the pandemic.

This is her first solo storytelling show, directed by Sahand Sahebdivani, the Iranian Dutch storyteller and director from Amsterdam.

No One is Coming was first commissioned by Amsterdam’s International Storytelling Festival in 2021, enjoyed critical success at Prague Fringe 2021 and at London’s Riverside Studio’s in 2022.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.