Fruitcake by Alice Barry
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Age: 12 and over
Booking Required: Yes
The premise is that of a woman coming to give a cookery demonstration and as she does so she divulges her story of growing up on an Irish country farm. It is a dark yet funny tale involving hardship, murder and intrigue but most of all great sacrifice, realisation and love.
Alice Barry captivates her audience in this delightful, moving one woman show. Under the guise of a cookery demonstration where Della Dolan shows us how to make ‘the perfect Fruitcake’ she divests provoking memories to give a fascinating account of her life on an Irish farm. She divulges a chequered past involving hardship, murder and intrigue but most of all great sacrifice, realisation and love. Funny and poignant with accessible visuals this play will make you laugh and cry and remind you why life is ultimately rewarding and exciting for all its ups and downs.
‘Alice Barry’s carefully written play has a further reaching ambition. The skill of the writing is that there is never a sense of lurching gear changes being made to encompass the various plot developments.It is an unexpectedly moving piece of work.’
Liam Heylin, Evening Echo.