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Limerick Fringe’s Play on Words is coming to Chez le Fab

Play on Words promotional picture. Courtesy of Shane Hickey-O’Mara.

Limerick Fringe’s Play on Words is coming to Chez le Fab

Limerick based theatre collective, Tiger’s Eye Theatre, is excited to announce that they will be staging their original production Play on Words by Niall Carmody at the Limerick Fringe 2018. Fresh from their successful month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at which they received a Four Star review from the Scottish newspaper of note, The Scotsman, Tiger’s Eye will be performing for three nights, April 5th to 7th inclusive in Limerick Fringe venue, Chez le Fab.

A quick-fire dystopian comedy following the daily routine of Harper and Collins: two lexicographers imprisoned by the sinister MW Corporation. Surviving on a diet of alphabet soup, with only each other and a bloody bucket called Gerri for company, the two women struggle to reach their daily word quota under the constant threat of death. A show about love, loss, and letters, Play on Words is a fascinating production, balancing love and loss equally to create a tale you won’t soon forget.

“We are delighted to finally bring Play on Words home to Limerick; we’ve been working on this piece since late 2016 and, thanks to the fantastic Limerick Fringe team & our wonderful venue, Chez le Fab, we get to perform it in our home city for the first time!” – Shane Hickey-O’Mara, Director.

The Tiger’s Eye team consists of Limerick natives Niall Carmody playwright, Johanna O’Brien actress, Eleanor O’Brien actress and Shane Hickey-O’Mara director; they have previously produced Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest in Limerick’s No.1 Pery Square in 2017 in addition to staging Carmody’s Play on Words at Smock Alley Theatre’s Scene & Heard Festival 2017 and the aforementioned Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.


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