The Everyman Theatre, Cork: Charlie’s A Clepto – 2nd to 4th April

Axis: Ballymun proudly presents

Charlie’s a Clepto

Written and performed by Clare Monnelly

Directed by Aaron Monaghan

At The Everyman, Cork

8pm, Tuesday 2nd April – Thursday 4th April 2019

Best New Play and Best Actress nominated ‘Charlie’s a Clepto’ (Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards) has all the ingredients of a truly unmissable show – it is written and performed by multi-award nominated actor, Clare Monnelly, and directed by Irish Times Theatre Awards winning actor and director, Aaron Monaghan. It comes to The Everyman next week, for 3 performances only, Tuesday 2nd April – Thursday 4th April.

Charlie is a kleptomaniac – the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real. She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24 hours, and if she keeps her head down, she’ll get him back.

Everyone has a story to tell… but… there’s a time and a place. This is neither. Follow Charlie, the queen of self-sabotage as she tries desperately – for once in her life – to keep her mouth shut long enough to make it count.

Clare Monnelly’s debut as a writer is a fast-paced, poignant, and funny play about motherhood, messing up, and doing your best to make it up.

Clare says:

‘I’m delighted to be getting the opportunity to take Charlie’s a Clepto on national tour to 15 venues around the country. This is a story that everyone will recognise, full of characters we all know. Charlie is not perfect, but she is human, and you can’t help but root for her to succeed. I can’t wait for you all to meet her.’

Directed by Aaron Monaghan, and designed by Suzie Cummins, ‘Charlie’s a Clepto’ was first commissioned and produced by Axis in Ballymun in 2017. It went on to a short tour with overwhelmingly positive audience, media, and critical response.

See it at The Everyman Tuesday 2nd April – Thursday 4th, 8pm.

Tickets €20, concession €18, and students €9, are available from The Everyman Box office, phone 021 4501 673, or online:

This tour to fifteen venues nationwide is funded by the Arts Council.

Tour details:

Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Monday 11th – Friday 15th  March, 8.15pm, Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 01-4627477 |

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, Saturday 16th  March, 8pm, Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 056-7761674 |

An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Tuesday 19th March, 8pm, Tickets: €15/12. Booking & Info: 074-9120777 |

Backstage Theatre, Longford, Wednesday 20th March, 8pm, Tickets: €18/16. Booking & Info: 043-3347888 |

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda , Thursday 21st March, 8pm. Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 041 9833946 |

Ramor Theatre, Cavan , Friday 22nd – 23rd  March, 8pm. Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 049 8547074 |

Garage Theatre, Monaghan, Tuesday 26th March, 8pm. Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 047 39777 |

Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon, Wednesday 27th March, 8pm. Tickets: €15. Booking & Info: 090 6625824 |

Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, Friday 29th March, 8pm. Tickets: €16/8. Booking & Info: 071 9161518 |

Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Saturday 30th March, 8pm. Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 051 855038 |

Everyman Theatre, Cork , Tuesday 2nd –  Thursday 4th April, 8pm. Tickets: €20/18/9. Booking & Info: 021 4501673 |

Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo, Saturday 6th April, 8pm. Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 096 73593 |

Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Tuesday 9th April, 8pm. Tickets: €20/16. Booking & Info: 01 2312929 |

Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Offaly, Thursday 11th April, 8pm. Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 057 9122911 |

The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway, Friday 12th – Saturday 13th April, 8pm. Tickets: €15. Booking & Info: 091 568660 |

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