My Name is Saoirse
Rural Ireland, 1987. Saoirse lives in a peach coloured bungalow with her Da 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 so big it distracts all the men at mass. Saoirse prefers running through fields to chasing after boys, but her best friend 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.
The piece is a tender and moving coming of age story that follows Saoirse, an ordinary, extraordinary 15 year old growing up in conservative Catholic Ireland.
My Name is Saoirse has toured across Ireland and the UK, and will run at the Adelaide Fringe 2017 with the support of Culture Ireland.
Written and performed by Eva O’Connor
Directed by Hildegard Ryan
Music composed by Dan Cummins