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.
‘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.
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, Saturday 16th March, 8pm, Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 056-7761674 | www.watergatetheatre.com
Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Offaly, Thursday 11th April, 8pm. Tickets: €16/14. Booking & Info: 057 9122911 | www.birrtheatre.com
The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway, Friday 12th – Saturday 13th April, 8pm. Tickets: €15. Booking & Info: 091 568660 | www.druid.ie