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Award winning play Remember to Breathe comes to town



“Remember to Breathe”, the awarded winning play by Orla Murphy will be brought to Limerick for the first time this September 24 at 8pm in the Belltable. Remember to Breathe.

The play, which stars Raymond Keane, Liz Fitzgibbon and Julie Sharkey, reflects on Orla Murphys own emigration experiences in New Zealand. Remember to Breathe.

The play consists of three people trying to survive the ‘aftershocks’ of world events. In a pool in New Zealand, recent emigrant Maeve is learning to swim. A ‘swimaholic’ coach Doreen spurs her on. But even as she battles the water, Maeve’s heart is calling her home – to an unresolved dilemma with her much-loved father Johnny. Journey with Maeve as she tries to swim free from the ties that bind. Remember to Breathe.

Starring Abbey theatre regular, Liz Fitzgibbon as Maeve, the multi-award winning Raymond Keane as Johnny and Julie Sharkey as coach Doreen.

Speaking on behalf of the judging panel who included Mark Cousins, critic Joyce Macmillan and renowned artist Richard DeMarco, Robert McDowell said: “Orla Murphy and company have produced a stunning, sophisticated, captivating piece of theatre. The writing, direction, staging and performances in this play have been so enthralling that audiences have been glued to its every nuance”.

“The play speaks to issues of emigration, father-daughter relationships, earthquakes, the Irish economic crisis but above all else how to find your feet in troubled times, to take a breath and keep breathing despite all that pushes against us.  A thought-provoking, deeply moving and incredibly worthy winner of the Lustrum Award.” continues Robert.

“Remember to Breathe” picked up the ‘Lustrum’ Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016. The award-winning play has also been nominated for Fishamble Best New Play Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015 and won a BBC International Playwriting Award.

Tickets are priced at €16/€12 and can be purchased here.

Check out “Remember to Breathe” here.

Read more about Orla Murphy here.

Check out the Belltable here.

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.