Local playwright serves up Fried EggsDublin People 01 Aug 2015
AN award-winning Northside writer is aiming to serve up more success with her new play which opens in Dublin next week.
Moonstone Productions presents
‘Fried Eggs’, written and directed by Lindsay Jane Sedgwick, at Theatre Upstairs, Eden Quay, from August 11-15 and August 18-22.
Lindsay, originally from Sutton and now living in Marino, said
‘Fried Eggs’ was conceived as a sketch but then it wouldn’t stop growing.
“One early reader (of the script) described it as Bridget Jones meets Shirley Valentine meets Nuts!
? she said.
‘Fried Eggs’, starring Karen Connell, is a bizarre love story about two unusual sisters and one very understanding man.
Eloise spends her life consoling men her sister Lulu has slept with and dumped.
If Lulu could only be a little more inhibited, that might make Eloise’s life a bit easier.
When Eloise loses her job because of Lulu, the last thing she wants is to meet her sister’s latest conquest, Brendan. But then again, Brendan might be the one person who can make everything right.
At a time when positive mental health is recognised as being crucial to our wellbeing and even survival, this funny, lyrical and quirky play shows that no matter what the odds, love and hope are still possible.
Lindsay is no stranger to literary success. In 2011, her creation
‘Punky’ became the world’s first ever animated TV series featuring a lead character with Down Syndrome.
Clontarf man Gerard O’Rourke of Monster Animation produced the series, titled
‘Punky’, which was aired on RTEjr and also nominated for the IFTAs.
This will be Lindsay’s 13th stage production. Some of her other plays have been staged at the Focus Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre, the Waterside (Derry), Cork Arts Theatre, the International Bar and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
?¢’Fried Eggs’ will be staged from August 11-15, and August 18-22 at Theatre Upstairs (Tuesday to Saturday at 7pm nightly; and also Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 1pm on August 12, 15, 19 and 22).
?¬8 and can be booked at www.theatreupstairs.ie, phone 085-7727375 or email email@example.com