The Hare: a beautiful, staggering piece of writing

The Hare by Cían Flynn

ACTOR Una Ní Bhriain and musician Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) have created a visual and aural treat in Clare Monnelly and Bob Kelly’s play, The Hare – playing Belltable on Thursday March 14.

This one-woman play (with live music) explores being out on the fringes in rural Ireland and how a young woman deals with her isolation by her friends – and which route will work for her sanity.

She’s an odd one; a lonely girl living at the edge of the world, ridiculed by her peers and unable to fit in. 

Torn between the society that rejects her and her own wilder nature, she creates her own world, and lives as best she can. 

She sees the rest of them, but holds them at a distance. We meet her on the day that is today – and today is made different by the arrival of a letter. An opening. A suggestion of potential life beyond this place and these people.

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The Hare is written by award-winning theatre-makers Clare Monnelly (Moon Boy, Charlie is a Clepto) and Bob Kelly (Breakfast On Pluto). 

Audience members who saw the play last year upon its first outing, commented saying the play is “a beautiful, staggering piece of writing” and that it is an “Outstanding” production.