My Name is Saoirse

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Rural Ireland, 1987. Saoirse lives in a peach coloured bungalow with her Dad and big brother Brendan. Her best friend is Siobhán, who has a glorious fountain of ginger hair, a whisper like a foghorn and an arse that distracts all the men at mass. Saoirse prefers running through fields to chasing after boys, but Siobhán has other ideas. After a night out drinking with the lads, Saoirse discovers her pregnancy and is forced to set out on journey that will take her miles away from her home and the carefree adolescence she once knew.

'My Name is Saoirse' (meaning freedom in Irish) is an award-winning one woman show. It is a tender and moving coming of age story that follows Saoirse, an ordinary, extraordinary 15 year old growing up in conservative Catholic Ireland.

The Scotsman ★★★★
The Herald Scotland ★★★★
Three Weeks ★★★★★
The Public Reviews ★★★★★
The Argus ★★★★★
TN2 Magazine ★★★★★
Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★
The Irish Times ★★★★
The Evening Herald ★★★★
Exuent Magazine ★★★★
Fringe Guru ★★★★

Presented by:
Joanne Hartstone & Sunday's Child

Sunday’s Child is an award wining Irish new writing theatre company, run by Eva O'Connor and Hildegard Ryan. The company aims to creates new, vibrant work that deals with issues that are often swept under the carpet. Sunday's Child has created and produced six plays which have toured in Ireland and overseas. They have won various awards for their work including the NSDF Best Emerging Artist 2012 (Edinburgh Fringe), the First Fortnight Mental Health Award 2014 (Dublin Fringe), the Jean Benedetti Award 2015, an Argus Angel Award 2015 (Brighton Fringe), and the Fishamble Award for Best New Writing 2015 (Dublin Fringe). Sunday's Child most recent plays 'My Name is Saoirse' and 'Overshadowed' (both written by Eva O'Connor) are published by Methuen Drama, Bloomsbury.

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Adelaide Botanic Garden

An idyllic and peaceful black box theatre, an outdoor rose garden bar by Blanco, and views of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens lake and the Conservatory. With ample parking on Hackney road (next to the Wine Centre), the Noel Lothian Hall is not your typical fringe venue. Home to a season of theatrical events, curated by Artistic Director Joanne Hartstone (The Bunker Trilogy, My Name Is Saoirse, The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign) and run by South Australian Artists. The Noel Lothian Hall is a blank canvas for theatre performers (a bricks and mortar building with modern technical capabilities, silence and blackout!) and a gorgeous retreat for patrons from the busy bustle of the fringe.

Enter via Goodman Gates off Hackney Rd, (next to Wine Centre Car Park), Adelaide, SA, 5000

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Noel Lothian Hall at Adelaide Botanic Garden

Enter via Goodman Gates off Hackney Rd, (next to Wine Centre Car Park), Adelaide, SA, 5000


Noel Lothian Hall at Adelaide Botanic Garden

Enter via Goodman Gates off Hackney Rd, (next to Wine Centre Car Park), Adelaide, SA, 5000

Content Warnings

Sexual References: Mild

Age Suitability: PG

Other Warnings: Mild adult themes