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Mustard

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1w

A darkly comic play about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1w
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! 2019 A Scotsman Fringe First Award
    Winner! 2019 The Summerhall Lustrum Award
    Nominee: 2019 Scottish Mental Health Award

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Summary
When E meets the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, love hits her in the pubic bone like a train. For a brief period she is high on life – he’s the answer to her crippling loneliness, her self-harm issues, her non-existent career. But when the cyclist cheats on her and ends the relationship, E plummets into a black hole of heartbreak. She turns to her only friend – mustard.
History
Mustard premiered at Bruford, Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2019. The play is produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company, in association with Sunday’s Child.
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  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)

Media

“The writing is appealingly spicy and has real poetic momentum.” – The Stage

“O’Connor’s writing is intricate and intensely moving. Every line of this hour-long monologue is as important as the next.” – InDaily

“Eva O’Connor’s solo show straddles the line between dramatic monologue and performance art.” – The Stage

“Eva O’Connor’s writing in this one-woman show... is so scarring and funny, so laden with jealousy and hate and wickedness, you have to take time away and breath out, then pick it up a few verses later.” – The Scotsman

“O’Connor’s writing is as emotionally insightful as it is well-paced, peppered with caustic wit (including well-received quips about Anglo-Irish relations and rural sewing groups) and an almost poetic lyricism that will feel familiar to fans of her previous plays, including Maz and Bricks and My Name is Saoirse.” – The Skinny

“A well-written, thoughtful script.” – Glam Adelaide

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

2022 Edinburgh Fringe Spotlight
Matt Law
August 4, 2022

Licensing & Materials

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Authors

Eva O'Connor

Eva O'Connor is a writer and performer from Ogonnelloe Co. Clare. She trained at Rose Bruford drama school, and runs Sunday’s Child theatre company with Hildegard Ryan. Her work has been produced in Ireland, the UK, France, Belgium, Australia, and the US. She has won multiple ...
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