Hawk's Well Theatre presents 'Remember Me'
Our theatre proudly presents this May the World Premiere of Remember Me, a new work for Irish theatre written and directed by Brian Leyden and performed by Fiona McGeown, with music from Seamie O’Dowd.
Remember Me is a subtle and movingly told true story inspired by the memories of Sligo resident May McConnell.
This new one-act play considers the decisions that shape our lives, and the ways in which the absent are remembered and reflected on. Fiona McGeown’s intimate solo performance evokes the powerful matriarchal voices of the past with rare precision and tender emotional depth.
Remember Me was commissioned by our theatre as a follow-on from their Cultural Companions initiative during the Covid pandemic. This initiative paired local artists with people cocooning alone during the pandemic, to produce new work.
After his first meet up with May McConnell in October 2021, Brian recalled what the poet Naomi Shihab Nye said: "There are two helpful words to keep in mind at the beginning of any writing adventure, pleasure and spaciousness. If we connect a sense of joy with our writing, we may be inclined to explore further."
It became a joy working with May who said, “I never planned for this, it just happened.”
You can catch Remember Me at its World Premiere on Thursday 25 May at 7pm and at performances on Friday 26 May at 1pm & 7pm or Saturday 27 May at 1pm.
Tickets are priced at €15 with additional €1 renovation fee. Tickets can be booked at the Hawk’s Well Theatre Box Office on 071 916 1518 (Mon – Wed, 10am – 2pm, Thurs – Fri 10am – 5.30pm) or online at www.hawkswell.com.