The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards nominated play has all the ingredients of a truly unmissable show.
Charlie’s a Clepto is written & performed by multi-award nominated actor Clare Monnelly and directed by Irish Times Theatre Awards winning actor and director Aaron Monaghan. It comes to The Everyman for 3 performances only, commencing tonight, Tuesday, April 2 – Thursday, April 4.
Charlie is a kleptomaniac – the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real. She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24 hours, and if she keeps her head down, she’ll get him back.
Everyone has a story to tell… but… there’s a time and a place. This is neither. Follow Charlie, the queen of self-sabotage as she tries desperately – for once in her life – to keep her mouth shut long enough to make it count.
Clare Monnelly’s debut as a writer is a fast-paced, poignant and funny play about motherhood, messing up, and doing your best to make it up.
“I’m delighted to be getting the opportunity to take Charlie’s a Clepto on national tour to 15 venues around the country. This is a story that everyone will recognise, full of characters we all know. Charlie is not perfect, but she is human, and you can’t help but root for her to succeed. I can’t wait for you all to meet her.”
Directed by Aaron Monaghan and designed by Suzie Cummins, Charlie’s a Clepto was first commissioned and produced by Axis in Ballymun in 2017, it went on to a short tour with overwhelmingly positive audience, media and critical response. See it at The Everyman Tuesday 2nd April – Thursday 4th, 8pm. Tickets €20, concession €18, and students €9 are available from The Everyman Box office, phone 021 4501 673, or online www.everymancork.com