- Start: Friday 06 October - 19:30
- Estimated End: Friday 06 October - 20:30
- Auditorium: Tindle Studio
£12 (£10 conc.)
MEMBER DISCOUNT £9 (book before 1 September)
Pre-show dining + ticket £20.50 (£18.50)
For all the fires not yet lit is a solo performance for studio spaces that uses found sounds, electronic samples, storytelling and song to tell a simple tale of one woman’s quest to find her brave-bone.
Claire Lyons’ fiancé doesn’t think she should make a speech at their wedding reception, neither does her mother. And yesterday she stayed swimming in the slow lane, despite her legs wanting to push her faster. And so it is that a morning outing to get some milk turns into an odyssey of minute proportions where small risks have big consequences and timid Claire surprises herself and others. Over the next 24hours our unsuspecting heroine goes on a protest, makes friends with a shoplifter, ends up in a prison cell and wakes with a very different view of what is or isn’t possible.
Interwoven with small, tender and mighty stories of everyday bravery For all the fires not yet lit is a clarion call to be brave in an age which we are constantly told to be fearful.
Because courage, like fear, can be contagious.
“This work is intelligent, assured and well measured in both humour and poignancy. Best in the Festival at Cork Midsummer 2016.” *****
Whazon Cork on In Good Hands
“A major talent in waiting…to listen to her all afternoon would be no hardship” ****
The Scotsman on Leaving Home Party
“Catherine Ireton is a startling discovery – it’s hard to believe she hasn’t been making records for 20 years.” ****
The Guardian on God Help the Girl
“The storytelling, the setting, the songwriting; each element of this show is delicately placed and delivered with warmth and soulfulness.”
British Theatre Guide on What is it about that night?
“She quite simply puts us under a spell.”****
Edinburgh Guide on Leaving Home Party
“If Catherine Ireton performs any kind of show at a venue near you buy a ticket and go see it.” *****
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