SINCE its inception almost two decades ago, the Prague Fringe Festival, which showcases stage productions of all kinds, has increased its audience more then tenfold.
The display of artists attracts thousands each year, who swirl around the streets of Prague, floating from one stage production to another. With this year’s festival having a captivating new face to its display: Annacotty’s own Sinéad O’Brien.
The Limerick woman’s show, titled ‘No One is coming’ is both created and performed by Sinéad O’Brien. The show is described as a storytelling performance about a mother and a daughter inspired by real life events and infused with Irish mythology and comedy. This storytelling event is not only about those with mental health issues, it is about those that care for them, love them and grow up with them.
The show takes from O’Brien’s experience of growing up in the midst of struggles of mental health and addiction issues. With O’Brien recalling this time as never realising her family was different “until other people pointed it out. And now they never stop pointing it out”.
Sinéad O’Brien’s storytelling performance is full of anecdotes and myth, amusing stories and tough home truths. In what she labels as a “rollercoaster experience inside a fun (if slightly traumatised) Irish woman’s brain.”
The show coming to the Prague Fringe festival’s Museum of Alchemists is already an award-winning project, and is supported by acclaimed Irish theatre company, Octopus Soup Theatre, and the Aidan Stark Company, with Liam McCarthy as associate producer. The performance will take place over the next few days in the city of Prague, with thousands expected to attend the festival.