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My Name Is Saoirse (Sunday’s Child)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

If you are looking for a humorous and heart-warming small scale production this festival, you’ve found it. ‘My name is Saoirse’ centres on a young girl growing up in County Limerick. Beginning with childhood and easing into her adolescence, the piece is beautifully written, striking a mesmerising balance between touching and funny moments. The talented Eva O’Connor plays the part to perfection, convincingly portraying a young girl in the midst of a difficult transition; by making constant eye contact with the audience she reinforces the narrative, deepening the connection between actor and spectator. The various impersonations of family and friends throughout the piece adds just the right amount of theatricality to an otherwise sombre story. A captivating performance.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, until 19 Aug + Just Festival, until 23 Aug. 
tw rating 5/5 | [Keara Barnes]