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New play Falling produced by Limerick theatre company, Octopus Soup Theatre New play Falling produced by Limerick theatre company, Octopus Soup Theatre


New play Falling produced by Limerick theatre company, Octopus Soup Theatre



New play Falling produced by new Limerick theatre company ‘Octopus Soup Theatre’ have produced a new play in the Belltable on O’Connell Street. The production, titled ‘Falling’, is set in Limerick and is about Limerick people, and runs from September 17th – 19th.

The company, made up of young theatre graduates/theatre makers, has seen some early success with plays in Dublin recently, in the Camdem Fringe in London. The support of the Limerick Council and the Lime Tree Theatre has made it possible for the new theatre company to produce a play in Limerick.

‘Falling’ boasts a thrilling and capturing plot.

The capturing plot revolves around an unusually beautiful girl named Alya, who died in the summer of 1996 in strange circumstances at the age of 17. Ten years later, in the summer of 2006, her friends, Matty, Orlaith and Aaron meet for the first time since the accident. Orlaith is a successful equity consultant in Dublin, Aaron is an aspiring young architect and Matty is in the bar trade at home in Limerick.




Aaron introduces his fiancé, Clara, to the group who bears an uncanny resemblance to Alya. They realise they never celebrated their old friend’s life and so they decide to conduct a “fake wake” on Matty’s rooftop. As the night grows older more questions are asked about the exact nature of Alya’s death.

“Falling” was previously presented as a rehearsed reading at the “Collaborations” festival in Dublin and was recently shortlisted for the Best New Play award at Listowel Writer’s Week.

 Octopus Soup Theatre is an independent company, made up of a collective of writers and directors, with a particular emphasis on new writing. Contact the theatre company at [email protected]

Read more about ‘Falling’ and book your tickets here

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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.