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The Egg is a Lonely Hunter

Hannah Mamalis | Part of the First Fortnight Festival 2018

The Egg is a Lonely Hunter

Sophie works in a shop.
She suffers from an irrational fear of eggs.
Her nipples are behaving strangely and a black hole has appeared in her neighbourhood that could be / probably is a pervert.

While precocious eight year olds and prophetic animals lurk around every corner, her dreams and reality begin to blur beyond comprehension or control.

And worst of all, one of her favourite socks is missing.

The Egg is a Lonely Hunter is a dark, comedic odyssey about beached whales, black holes and the redeeming power of eggs.

Post-show discussion on Tuesday 9 Jan.


9 – 13 Jan | 8pm plus 3pm on Sat 13 Jan | Boys’ School

“Channelling an eloquently deadpan Alan Rickman, Mamalis’s performance finds existential dread in the dull and nauseating detritus of our lives.” – The Irish Times

“While the skilful use of lighting adds volumes to her stage presence, the real power of her monologue is in this sensuous storytelling and the physical skill which complements it.” – The Reviews Hub

“Funny and written with linguistic verve.” – NoMoreWorkhorse

“Laugh-out-loud funny, with moments of real poignancy and gravity.” – Tn2 Magazine


About Hannah…

Hannah is a Dublin based actress, writer and comedian. Her screen credits include RTE’s ‘Republic of Telly’ and Des Bishops ‘This is Ireland’, alongside roles on Ripper Street and the Element Distributions/Studio Canal produced feature directed by Nick Kelly ‘The Drummer and the Keeper.’ Stage credits include the comedy ‘Couples Counseling’ and the sketch show ‘Chaos Theory’ both of which went on to tour throughout Ireland and the Edinburgh Fringe. Hannah has written two sitcoms for Dublin based Television Production Company Sideline which have been presented to both Sky Ireland and the BBC. Her one-woman show ‘The Egg is a Lonely Hunter’ premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival 17’ and was subsequently nominated for three awards. Hannah regularly writes and performs her own material and contributes to Dublin based sketch groups ‘Dreamgun’ and ‘Chaps Eye’. She brought her own show ‘Comedy Brunch’ to the Vodafone Comedy Tent at Body and Soul and performed numerous slots at the Vodafone Comedy Festival 17’.


Tickets €15/€12 concession

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