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We are a London-based Irish Theatre company, founded in 2010, run by Eva O'Connor and Hildegard Ryan. We have toured our work across Ireland, the UK, Europe and Australia. Plays produced by Sunday's Child include Kiss Me and You Will See How Important I Am, winner of the NSDF Best Emerging Artists Award 2012. My Name is Saoirse, winner of the First Fortnight Award at the Dublin Fringe 2014, an Argus Angel Award at the Brighton Fringe 2015 and the Best Theatre Award at the Adelaide Fringe 2017. Overshadowedwinner of the Fishamble Award for Best New Writing, recently adapted for television with Rollem productions for BBC Three. 


Eva O'Connor is a writer and performer from Ogonnelle, Co. Clare, Ireland. Her plays include Clinical Lies, My Best Friend Drowned in a Swimming Pool, Kiss Me and You Will See How Important i Am, My Name Is Saoirse, Overshadowed, The Friday Night Effect and most recently Maz and Bricks (produced by Fishamble and Directed by Jim Culleton). Eva has written and performed for theatre, radio and television. She has a degree in English Literature and and German from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Theatre Ensemble from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

Hildegard Ryan is a writer , director and photographer from Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland. She has directed for stage, screen and radio. She has a first-class degree in English Literature and History from Trinity College Dublin, and a Filmmaking Diploma From Central Film School, London. In 2014 Hildegard wrote and directed St Wallace on Sea, a short comedy drama, which was selected for the Cannes Short Film Corner 2014. The film won the Audience Choice Award at the CFSL Screening and was selected for several other UK screenings. In 2012 she shot, directed and edited a documentary short Irish Society Berlin which won the UCD Irish Language Prize 2012.

Alongside their main body of work Eva and Hildegard have also made several short films including Locked Out and Death of a Fish.

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