The Gap Year

The Gap Year

The Gap Year

The Gap Year


''They'll be digging us out of the turf in two hundred-years. Trying to figure out why three women in their sixties were camping in Donegal.''

Newly widowed Kate, childminder-in-chief Roisin and their best friend Oonagh have decided enough is enough. Life is too short, they're going to follow in their children's footsteps and take a Gap Year. Thailand? Europe? Down Under? No, they're visiting every county in Ireland, sure there's a few they've never even heard of! It's time for castles, co ee and craic as three women in their 60s go on the adventure of a lifetime.

This play is about new beginnings; that it's never too late to start again and the power of female friendship.

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  • Genre: Adventure
  • Time Period: Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


Clare McMahon

Clare McMahon is a playwright and actor based in Belfast and is Co-Creative of Commedia of Errors. A graduate of the Lir Academy’s MFA Playwriting she is currently under commission with Lyric Theatre, Kabosh Theatre, Commedia of Errors and is one of the Abbey Theatre’s Cente ...

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