The Secrets of Primrose Square - Lime Tree Theatre

The Secrets of Primrose Square

The Secrets of Primrose Square

Written by Claudia Carroll

Starring Megan McDonnell, Clelia Murphy, Marion O’Dwyer

The Secrets of Primrose Square begin at number eighteen. There’s Susan, an ordinary woman who spends her nights standing out on the street in pitch darkness outside an eighteen-year-old boy’s home, staring, just staring up at his bedroom window. She’s no deranged stalker though.

Meanwhile her teenage daughter Melissa desperately tries to keep the family together. At fourteen years of age she desperately tries to keep up some semblance of normality at home. But with her mother acting like a crazy lady and the bitchiness of the bullies in school, what chance has she?

Next door we have Jayne, who’s found love again – or has she, at sixty-something years young? And Pollyanna -positive and determined to squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of life. Normally she takes a kind, almost grandmotherly care of young Melissa, but as the play opens, she has other matters on her mind.

The Secrets of Primrose Square provide us with tears, laughter and gossip in equal proportions.

The Secrets of Primrose Square

The Secrets of Primrose Square

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‘I’ve got news,’ she tells her son Jason and his awful wife, over a family dinner. ‘Big news.’ She’s all excited and hopes they’ll be happy for her. They’re not though. Jayne drops the bombshell and the ensuing row can be heard from the far side of the Square. But she holds firm. Because you’re never too old to start really living, now are you?

The Secret of Primrose Square interwoven stories based on a simple quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. ‘A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.’

Staged at Draiocht Arts Centre

Directed by Mark Lambert

Design by Kate Moylan

Lighting by Suzie Cummins

Sound by Fiona Sheil

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The Secrets of Primrose Square project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme

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