44 Seville Place: a show by Peter Sheridan
Wednesday 11 March
7.30pm | €10 on door
44 Seville Place, a new show written and performed by Peter Sheridan will be presented as part of the Five Lamps Festival.
Directed by Maggie Byrne | Produced by Donal Shiels
As the 1960s begin, so does this wonderful, funny, warm and poignant portrait of a Dublin working-class family. The story draws us into their lives and relationships in an unforgettable way. Through the journey of young Peter, it shows us an individual and a society on the cusp of profound change. 'I loved going on messages up town. I loved discovering places and finding short cuts. I loved the oul wans and the oul fellas. I loved the statues and the buildings and the shops. I loved Dublin. I loved everything about Dublin. I wouldn't let anyone say a bad word about Dublin, especially country people. If Dublin was a woman, I'd marry her.......'
Peter Sheridan grew up in a family of seven, not far from the River Liffey on Dublin’s north docks. 44 Seville Place is his account of that fabulous and heart-breaking childhood. On its publication, 44 became an instant classic. It featured on RTÉ’s Book of the Week and was nominated for an Irish Times Literary Award.
‘You will rejoice in this wild song of a book...’
'Sheridan excels in his depiction of character, bringing a range of people to vivid life, from his generous patriotic Ma and his stubborn and philosophical Da...'
‘Marvellously funny and loving stuff.'
‘It celebrates the idea of the family in all its chaotic wonder.’
‘Dublin has rarely come to life as it does in Peter Sheridan’s memoir.......his prose is as rich as his characters, ordinary and fabulous, tragic and hilarious.’
About Peter Sheridan:
Author of a number of plays, among them No Entry, The Liberty Suit (in collaboration with Gerard Mannix Flynn), Diary of a Hunger Strike, Children of Eve and Finders Keepers.
His book about the family, 44: A Dublin Memoir, was published to great acclaim in 1999 and he followed this with 47 Roses. His most recent book Break A Leg, was published in 2013. His one man show based on the book has been touring for the past year. Peter was writer in residence at Farmleigh House in 2014.