Rathmines Road


ISBN: 9781848427778
Author: By Deirdre Kinahan
Publication Date: 11/10/2018
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 120pp.
Availability: Available


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

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