Sauce and All Honey: Two Plays


ISBN: 9781848429550
Author: By Ciara Elizabeth Smyth
Publication Date: 13/01/2022
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 136pp.
Availability: Available

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Two sweet and saucy comedies from an award-winning Irish playwright.

In SAUCE, Mella is a compulsive liar, Maura is a kleptomaniac – and neither has any friends. Recently out of controlling relationships, they are thrust into uneasy freedom. Can they overcome their flaws together to avoid dying alone? Or will their compulsions engulf them in the end?

A play about death and rebirth, Ciara Elizabeth Smyth’s SAUCE was first staged at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin, in 2019 as part of Dublin Fringe Festival, and revived there in 2022.

In All honey, Ru and Luke are throwing a house-warming party. But their guests are more interested in whispering in the box room than joining the festivities. Explosive characters and unfolding secrets mean the hosts will have to clean up more than red-wine stains and glitter.

Ciara Elizabeth Smyth’s debut play, All honey is about sex, secrets and suspicion. It premiered at the New Theatre in 2017 as part of Dublin Fringe Festival, winning the 2017 Fishamble New Writing Award. It was revived at Bewley’s in 2018 and Project Arts Centre in 2020.

‘A seriously impressive debut… Fast, furious and fiercely funny, All honey is a laugh-out-loud joy’
The Arts Review

SAUCE will break your heart with a gorgeous vulnerability, while having you smirking at the cleverness of it all and laughing out loud’
The Arts Review

‘[SAUCE is] a really funny show… delights in innuendo and provokes hysterics’
Irish Times

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