Set in a near-future Ireland where the Western World has eaten itself into anonymity and another Great Recession, Paler, Still is a new dramatic-comedy centered around two childhood friends. After Aisling suffers a mental breakdown, Liam brings her across the newly established border that separates the Greater Dublin Region from the rest of the country. In this abandoned hotel deep in Tipperary she can heal, convalesce and recuperate. However, old tensions simmer under the surface of this idealised place.
Paler, Still explores the nature of capitalist society, the value of culture, and the cost of the rural-urban divide.
Developed with support from Fishamble’s New Play Clinic and Tipperary County Council.
Written by: Oonagh Wall
Directed by: Eftychia Spyridaki
Set Design by: Iris Liange
Sound Design by: Katya Solomatina
Performed by: Amy Kidd and Eanna Grogan
Tickets €18 | €16 concession (student/OAP)
Running time 120 mins with an interval
About the company…
anseo|anois theatre was founded in 2019 by Amy Kidd, Éanna Grogan and Oonagh Wall. Amy and Éanna are graduate actors from The Lir Academy. Oonagh studied at Trinity College Dublin. In 2021, Emma Dargan-Reid joined the company as a company member. Emma is an actor and Lir graduate, and is an Associate Artist and Head of Marketing for anseo|anois.
anseo|anois was formed out of a shared passion for creating work that challenges and reflects the world we live in. anseo|anois theatre is dedicated towards creating theatre for the here and now, from the Irish words ‘anseo’ and ‘anois’. We are committed to the creation of new work for Irish audiences, to touring new Irish work overseas and to producing Irish premiers of international plays.
Previous work from the company include ‘Keeping Vigil’ (theSpaceUK Alternative Fringe Festival 2020), KNACKERED (The Main Theatre SoS Festival 2021) and ‘WILD’ (Brighton Fringe Festival 2022).
Suitable for ages 14+
Please note this show contains references to violence and sexual assault.
Patrons who purchase tickets to both Paler, Still and Vanishing Grace together can avail of a special offer price of €30 for both tickets.