Will truth out?
Set over one evening, Rathmines Road by Deirdre Kinahan is a play that rages in a tiny room. Fraught, funny and ferocious, it testifies to the pain of carrying the memory of sexual assault throughout a lifetime.
A play about secret trauma and public revelation, Rathmines Road bristles with tension and interrogates catharsis to ask: when and how do we take responsibility?
The play premiered at the Abbey Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2018, previewing at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, in a co-production between Fishamble and the Abbey Theatre.
‘Kinahan’s rollercoaster script has an awful lot of important and necessary things to say. Thought-provoking and uncompromising, Rathmines Road is a scream against the silence surrounding sexual assault’
— The Arts Review
‘A compassionate imagining of one woman’s private torment’
— The Irish Times
‘A riveting distillation of accusations and denials since #MeToo’
— Exeunt Magazine