The Cat's Mother

by  Erica Murray

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  3f

Ciara’s younger sister, Sinead, arrives at her door on Friday evening all set for what Ciara thinks will be a weekend of respite from caring for their mother, Eileen. However, unbeknownst to Ciara, Sinead has alternative ideas about how the weekend will pan out. And it is not what Ciara expected…

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The Cat's Mother

by  Erica Murray

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    Cast Size

    3f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Ciara’s younger sister, Sinead, arrives at her door on Friday evening all set for what Ciara thinks will be a weekend of respite from caring for their mother, Eileen. However, unbeknownst to Ciara, Sinead has alternative ideas about how the weekend will pan out. And it is not what Ciara expected…

Over the long weekend, the sisters are forced to make a choice that will affect their lives forever. Ciara seeks guidance from a variety of other characters often gaining hilarious insight, but does it help them reach their final decision?

Oh, and there’s also the small matter of the family cat…

The Cat’s Mother is a laugh-out-loud dark Irish comedy asking how far are you willing to go for your own family? And what happens when you have to care for the person who should be caring for you?

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Accolades

  • Winner of the Fishamble New Writing Award at the Dublin Fringe 2018.

    Shortlisted for the Stewart Parker Trust Awards 2019. 

Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Erica Murray

Erica is an Irish writer from County Limerick, Ireland. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy, Trinity College Dublin. She has been a member of the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab where she wrote The Cat's Mother which was then long-listed for the Verity Bargate Award 2017. She has been a member of the inaugu ...

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