Winner Bairbre Dowling Spirit of the Festival Award 1st Irish Festival NYC 2020
Winner, Lustrum award Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Nominated, Bewley’s Little Gem Award Dublin Fringe Festival 2018
Sarah-Jane Scott’s internationally critically acclaimed debut Appropriate is the darkly comic tale of Sorcha; queen bee of her small West of Ireland town and proud fiancé of ex-county hurling hero Marty. She LOVES weddings and has been dreaming of her big day since forever and ever...However she has just fled her own reception. Has she gone mad? Or is this the first moment of clarity she has had in years? Perched on the edge of her ‘perfectly planned’ life, Sorcha is pure ragin’ at the dawning reality that she has never really listened to herself. Can she ever go back?
“Winningly tongue in cheek...In Sarah-Jane Scott’s engrossing writing début, rituals of marriage and conventions of small-town Irish life have been updated to accommodate Instagram,but continue to grip tightly...an affecting solo.” Irish Times ★★★★
“In Scott’s sharply observed and supremely funny script, one woman’s wedding day opens up a Pandora's box of existential doubt...riveting and irresistible...a delightful mini-masterpiece” The Arts Review ★★★★
“Hard to believe this is Sarah-Jane Scott's writing debut. Engaging, witty and with shades of delicious darkness, this is a seriously successful monologue on the social pressures faced by women getting on and building a future in rural Ireland.” FEST Magazine ★★★★
This work was developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource actors and theatre makers.
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