Overshadowed by Eva O’Connor is Sunday’s Child’s most recent play.
It premiered at the Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015, and won the Fishamble Award for Best New Writing. It then ran at the First Fortnight Fortnight Festival 2016 and the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, before touring Ireland in October 2016.
Overshadowed is published by Metheun Drama, Bloomsbury.
“A dark, insightful, sometimes funny portrayal of eating disorders. ” Irish Times ****
“An arresting production” Three Weeks ****
“Overshadowed is an enlightening and heartbreaking piece of theatre that opens the eyes of its audience.” Edinburgh Festival Magazine ****
“A rallying-cry for belief in recovery” Fringe Guru ****
“A sympathetic, heartbreaking, and often funny portrayal of anorexia” TV Bomb ****
“A first rate piece of new writing by Eva O’Connor.” Fringe Review – Highly Recommended Show
Imogene used to be sparkly, vivacious and outgoing. She used to fancy lads, have curves and love chips. Recently however she has become withdrawn, gaunt, obsessed with exercise. The reason? Caol, her new “best friend”, who’s cast a dark shadow over Imogene’s life. Invisible to everyone except Imogene, Caol will not rest until Imogene has been reduced both emotionally and physically to a shadow of her former self. Combining Eva O’Connor’s sharp new writing and physicality this piece aims to provoke compassion and debate around the subject of eating disorders, by separating the sufferer from the condition.