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Porcelain

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 2m, 1m or f

A new play by Margaret Perry, Porcelain weaves past and present, myth and fact to explore the parallel stories of two Irish women.  Premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in February 2018.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 2m, 1m or f
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller, Fables/Folktales
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary

A new play by Margaret Perry, Porcelain weaves past and present, myth and fact to explore the parallel stories of two Irish women.

Tipperary, 1895. Bridget Cleary’s not feeling quite herself. Her husband believes she has been taken by fairies and a changeling left in her place, with devastating consequences.

London, 2017. Hat is a new mother. She has a great life. So why does she want to disappear?

The real-life tragedy of Bridget Cleary provides a harrowing backdrop to a modern-day thriller.

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  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

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Margaret Perry

Margaret Perry is a playwright from Cork. She has a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from University College Cork, an MA in Dramatic Writing from Central St Martins and she spent a year studying creative writing on a scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. Her p ...
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