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A Tall Tales Theatre Company and Solstice Arts Centre production in association with the Bush Theatre

On a seemingly ordinary evening an Irish family sit down to tea. The difference tonight is that Nial is home – back from prison having committed a dark crime many years earlier with some news to share and a conscience to clear.

Fast, witty and frighteningly real, Moment takes you on a journey through trauma wrapped up in tablecloths and teacake.

The UK premiere of an explosive new play from one of Ireland ’s most celebrated playwrights Deirdre Kinahan which examines how one terrible moment can change lives irrevocably.

Deirdre Kinahan is the Artistic Director of Tall Tales and is also one of Ireland’s most prolific new playwrights. Her plays include, Hue & Cry, Melody, Attaboy Mr Synge, Rum & Raisin, Summer Fruits, Knocknashee, Passage and Bé Carna. Moment premiered in November 2009 at Solstice Art Centre in Ireland.

Supported by Culture Ireland and Arts Council Ireland

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"I recommend that you head to the invaluable Bush Theatre for Moment by the Irish dramatist Deirdre Kinahan... the play is brought to gripping dramatic life by director David Horan and a superb ensemble...And the whole play comes over like a shattering Greek tragedy, served up with cups of tea and slices of quiche"



"The wonder of Deirdre Kinahan’s play is that she places her tale of trauma in a recognisable domestic context in which rage and disaster co-exist with biscuits and small talk...Horan’s vivid staging also has strong acting"




Writer - Deirdre Kinahan
Director - David Horan
Design - Maree Kearns
Lighting - Moyra Darcy
Sound - Alun Smyth
Costume Design - Elaine Chapman
Choreographer - Muirne Bloomer
Producer - Tracy Martin



Kate Nic Chonaonaigh
Deirdre Donnelly
Maeve Fitzgerald
Ronan Leahy
Aela Oflynn
Will Joseph Irvine
Rebecca O’Mara
Karl Quin



Dates - 25 February-26 March
Times - 7.30pm & 2.30pm (Saturday Matinee)
Saturday Matinees - 12, 19 March 2.30pm £15 (£7.50)
Previews - 25, 26 February £15 (£7.50 concessions)
Press Night - 28 February
Audio Described - 12 March 2.30pm
Captioned - 19 March 2.30pm
Equity Night - 1 March 7.30 (£15 for Equity members)
Prices - £20 (£10 concessions)
Running time - 2 hours including an interval